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Manifest Destinies: Americas Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War
Manifest Destinies: Americas Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War by Steven E. Woodworth 0307265242 9780307265241
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Manifest Destinies: Americas Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War by Steven E. Woodworth

A sweeping history of the 1840s that captures Americarsquo;s enormous sense of possibility and shows how the extraordinary expansion of territories forced the nation to come to grips with the deep rift that would bring war just a decade later. Steven Woodworth paints a vivid and panoramic portrait of America at its most vibrant and expansive: the annexations of Texas, California, and the states of the Pacific Northwest; prospectors heading west in search of gold; the founding of the Church of Latter-Day Saints and the eventual migration of the Mormons; railroads and telegraph lines connecting populations as never before; William Henry Harrison waging the first modern populist campaign for president, focusing on entertaining voters rather than discussing issues. And throughout, Woodworth traces the path of what had been the ldquo;localrdquo; issue of slavery as it grew into a central national issue that divided religions, political parties, and, ultimately, the nation itself. An absorbing, animated re-creation of a decade that forged our nationrsquo;s character and destiny.

Author: Steven E. Woodworth

Language: English

Edition: 1St Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 432

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2010-11-02

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ISBN: 0307265242


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