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Ecstatic Nation

Confidence, Crisis, And Compromise, 1848-1877

By Brenda Wineapple

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

A Kirkus Best Book of 2013

A Bookpage Best Book of 2013

Dazzling in scope, Ecstatic Nation illuminates one of the most dramatic and momentous chapters in America's past, when the country dreamed big, craved new lands and new freedom, and was bitterly divided over its great moral wrong: slavery.
 
With a canvas of extraordinary characters, such as P. T. Barnum, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, and L. C. Q. Lamar, Ecstatic Nation brilliantly balances cultural and political history: It's a riveting account of the sectional conflict that preceded the Civil War, and it astutely chronicles the complex aftermath of that war and Reconstruction, including the promise that women would share in a new definition of American citizenship. It takes us from photographic surveys of the Sierra Nevadas to the discovery of gold in the South Dakota hills, and it signals the painful, thrilling birth of modern America.

An epic tale by award-winning author Brenda Wineapple, Ecstatic Nation lyrically and with true originality captures the optimism, the failures, and the tragic exuberance of a renewed Republic.


Format: Book
Author: Wineapple, Brenda
Title: Ecstatic nation : confidence, crisis, and compromise, 1848-1877 / Brenda Wineapple.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Harper, 2013.
Subject: Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) United States -- History -- 1849-1877 United States -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 19th century. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Isbn: 9780061234576 0061234575
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 973.6 Win
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Bib Id: 442313

Format: Book
Author: Wineapple, Brenda
Title: Ecstatic nation : confidence, crisis, and compromise, 1848-1877 / Brenda Wineapple.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Harper, 2013.
Description: x, 722 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Subjects: Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subjects: Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subjects: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Subjects: United States -- History -- 1849-1877
Subjects: United States -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2012051538
ISBN: 9780061234576
ISBN: 0061234575
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 973.6 Win