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America's jubilee /Andrew Burstein.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Burstein, Andrew.
Publication
New York : A.A. Knopf
Contents
An Esteemed Friend Twice Tiuches Hearts -- The Benevolently Disposed Mr. Wirt Sends Kisses -- Eliza Foster Courts a Chivalrous Spirit -- Mrs. Bascom Takes the Late Mr. Wallis's Profile -- OLd Cheese Goes up for Sale in Chillicothe -- President J. Q. Adams Swims against the Current -- Congressman McDuffie Proposes an Amendment -- The Secretary of State Fires Twice --General Jackson Leisurely Views the Passing Scenes -- The People Salute Their First Fifty Years -- Adams and Jefferson Have the Last Word .
Date
2001
Edition
1st ed.
Description
"On July 4, 1826, the United States celebrated its fiftieth birthday with parades and speeches across the country. But what ultimately sanctified the national jubilee in the minds of the celebrants was an extraordinary coincidence: the nearly simultaneous deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the last pillars of the original republic, already venerated as legends in their own time. It was a watershed in the nation's history, a bright moment when the successors to the Revolutionary dream examined their own lives as they took inspiration from and found nostalgia in the accomplishments of the founders." "In this book, the distinguished historian Andrew Burstein explores what it was to be an American in 1826. Drawing on private diaries and letters, daily newspapers, and long-buried publications, he shows us the personal lives behind the pageantry and reveals an acutely self-conscious nation - anxiously optimistic about its future, eager to romanticize the Revolutionary past." "In this portrait of the United States in its jubilee year, Burstein shows how 1826 marked an unforgettable time in the republic's history, when a generation embraced the legacy of its predecessors and sought to enlarge its role in America's story."--BOOK JACKET.
xiv, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase, December 7, 2004.
ISBN
0375410333
9780375410338
GUSN
259745
Call Number
Stacks E285.B88 2001
Other People and Orgs
United States.
Whitman College
Descriptive terms
Anniversaries, etc.
Authors, Faculty.
Eighteen twenty-six, A.D.
Jubiläum.
Unabhängigkeit.
Places
USA.
United States

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