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

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

Daniel Walker Howe


The Oxford historical past of the us is by way of some distance the main revered multi-volume background of our kingdom. during this Pulitzer prize-winning, significantly acclaimed addition to the sequence, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the interval from the conflict of latest Orleans to the tip of the Mexican-American warfare, an period while the us elevated to the Pacific and received 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 diminished commute occasions and spurred the unfold of knowledge. those concepts caused the emergence of mass political events and motivated America's financial improvement from an overwhelmingly rural kingdom to a different economic climate within which trade and took their position along agriculture. In his tale, the writer weaves jointly political and armed forces occasions with social, monetary, and cultural background. Howe examines the increase of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic celebration, yet contends that John Quincy Adams and different Whigs—advocates of public schooling and monetary integration, defenders of the rights of Indians, ladies, and African-Americans—were the real prophets of America's destiny. furthermore, Howe unearths the facility of faith to form many elements 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 yankee growth culminates within the bitterly arguable yet brilliantly performed battle waged opposed to Mexico to realize California and Texas for the U.S..

Winner of the New-York ancient Society American historical past publication Prize

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

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