A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History

A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History

Kenneth C. Davis


Following his New York Times bestseller America's Hidden History, Kenneth C. Davis explores the gritty first half the 19th century—among the main tumultuous sessions during this nation's brief existence.

within the dramatic interval that spans approximately from 1800 via 1850, the U.S. emerged from its inauspicious starting as a tiny infant kingdom, suffering for survival and political solidarity at the Atlantic seaboard, to a near-empire that spanned the continent. It used to be a time within which the "dream of our founders" unfold in ways in which few males of that progressive iteration might be able to have imagined. And it was once an period that finally ended in the nice, tragic conflagration that followed—the American Civil warfare.

The narratives that shape A country Rising every one exemplify the "hidden history" of the United States, exploring a enormously extra advanced route to nationhood than the tidily packaged nationwide fantasy of a future made take place by means of visionary political leaders and fearless pioneers. as an alternative, Davis (whose writing People journal in comparison to "returning to the study room of the easiest instructor you ever had") explores many ancient episodes that reverberate to at the present time, together with:
* Aaron Burr's 1807 trial, showcasing the political intrigue of the early Republic and turning into one in all our nation's first media circuses
* an 1813 Indian rebellion and an resulting bloodbath that exposes the strong conflicts on the center of America's expansion
* a mutiny aboard the slave send Creole and the ways that the establishment of slavery either destroyed lives and warped our nation's founding
* the "Dade Massacre" and the beginning of the second one Seminole battle, a protracted, lethal clash among Indian tribes, their African American allies, and the emergent U.S. Army
* the bloody "Bible Riots" in Philadelphia, demonstrating how lethal anti-immigrant sentiment might be
* the tale of Jessie Benton FrÉmont and Lt. John C. FrÉmont, a notable couple who jointly helped open the West, carry California into the Union, and gave literal form to the state today

the problems raised in those intertwined stories—ambition, energy, territorial growth, slavery, intolerance, civil rights, freedom of the press—continue to make headlines. The ensuing publication is not just riveting storytelling in its personal correct, yet a stirring reminder of the ways that our background maintains to form our current.

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