Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

Brenda Wineapple


amazing in scope, Ecstatic Nation illuminates some of the most dramatic and momentous chapters in America's prior, whilst the rustic dreamed huge, craved new lands and new freedom, and was once bitterly divided over its nice ethical mistaken: slavery.
 
With a canvas of awesome characters, equivalent to P. T. Barnum, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, and L. C. Q. Lamar, Ecstatic Nation brilliantly balances cultural and political historical past: It's a riveting account of the sectional clash that preceded the Civil battle, and it astutely chronicles the advanced aftermath of that struggle and Reconstruction, together with the promise that ladies may percentage in a new  definition of yankee citizenship. It takes us from photographic surveys of the Sierra Nevadas to the invention of gold within the South Dakota hills, and it signs the painful, exciting delivery of contemporary America.

An epic story via award-winning writer Brenda Wineapple, Ecstatic Nation lyrically and with actual originality captures the optimism, the disasters, and the tragic exuberance of a renewed Republic.

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