America's jubilee /Andrew Burstein.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-259745

Description

xiv, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm., "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Anniversaries, etc.
Authors, Faculty.
Eighteen twenty-six, A.D.
Unabhängigkeit.
Jubiläum.

Originator

Burstein, Andrew.

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 .

Publication

New York : A.A. Knopf

Description

xiv, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase, December 7, 2004.

ISBN

0375410333
9780375410338

Call Number

Stacks E285.B88 2001

Other People and Orgs

United States.
Whitman College

Places

United States
USA.

Edition

1st ed.