Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States)

Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States)

Gordon S. Wood


The Oxford heritage of the us is by way of a ways the main revered multi-volume background of our country. The sequence contains 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, within the most modern quantity within the sequence, one in all America's so much esteemed historians, Gordon S. wooden, deals a super account of the early American Republic, starting from 1789 and the start of the nationwide executive to the tip of the conflict of 1812.
As wooden unearths, the interval was once marked by way of tumultuous switch in all features of yank life--in politics, society, economic system, and tradition. the boys who based the recent govt had excessive hopes for the long run, yet few in their hopes and desires labored out particularly as they anticipated. They hated political events yet events still emerged. a few sought after the U.S. to turn into an exceptional fiscal-military kingdom like these of england and France; others sought after the rustic to stay a rural agricultural kingdom very diversified from the eu states. as an alternative, by means of 1815 the U.S. turned whatever neither crew expected. Many leaders anticipated American tradition to flourish and surpass that of Europe; as an alternative it turned popularized and vulgarized. The leaders additionally desire to work out the tip of slavery; as a substitute, regardless of the discharge of many slaves and the top of slavery within the North, slavery used to be more suitable in 1815 than it were in 1789. Many desired to steer clear of entanglements with Europe, yet in its place the rustic grew to become occupied with Europe's wars and ended up waging one other battle with the previous mom nation. nonetheless, with a brand new iteration rising through 1815, so much american citizens have been convinced and confident in regards to the way forward for their nation.
Named a New York Times impressive e-book, Empire of Liberty deals a fabulous account of this pivotal period whilst the USA took its first unsteady steps as a brand new and swiftly increasing nation.

Show sample text content

Download sample