The Early National Period and Expansion 1783 to 1859 by Golson Books
  

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The Early National Period and Expansion 1783 to 1859 by Golson Books

Encompassing the period leading up to the Civil War, the interval from 1783 to 1859 witnessed the newly implemented concept of a democratically organized state. The fast growth of the national economy gave rise to a new middle class not founded on pedigree while the acquisition of new territories provided many opportunities for immigrants to seek their fortunes. As the colonies expanded into a country, writers and artists began to describe a national character in their works. Above all, the institution of slavery overshadowed the country's daily and political life and the battle for its abolition began to divide communities. Characterized by social upheaval and moral reform, this period in modern American history preceded one of the most significant battles fought on American soil: the Civil War.

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Format

Hardback
275 pages

Author

Golson Books
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th May 2009

ISBN

9780816071753


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