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What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848 (Oxford History of the United States)

By Daniel Walker Howe

The Oxford background of the us is via a ways the main revered multi-volume background of our state. during this Pulitzer prize-winning, severely acclaimed addition to the sequence, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the interval from the conflict of latest Orleans to the top of the Mexican-American warfare, an period while the USA elevated to the Pacific and gained regulate over the richest a part of the North American continent.

A panoramic narrative, What Hath God Wrought portrays innovative advancements in transportation and communications that sped up the extension of the yank empire. Railroads, canals, newspapers, and the telegraph dramatically reduced go back and forth instances and spurred the unfold of knowledge. those options caused the emergence of mass political events and prompted America's financial improvement from an overwhelmingly rural nation to a assorted economic climate within which trade and took their position along agriculture. In his tale, the writer weaves jointly political and army occasions with social, monetary, and cultural historical past. Howe examines the increase of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic get together, yet contends that John Quincy Adams and different Whigs—advocates of public schooling and fiscal integration, defenders of the rights of Indians, ladies, and African-Americans—were the genuine prophets of America's destiny. moreover, Howe finds the ability of faith to form many points of yank lifestyles in this interval, together with slavery and antislavery, women's rights and different reform activities, politics, schooling, and literature. Howe's tale of yank growth culminates within the bitterly debatable yet brilliantly achieved battle waged opposed to Mexico to achieve California and Texas for the USA.

Winner of the New-York old Society American historical past e-book Prize

Finalist, 2007 nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

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