The Resource 1831, year of eclipse, Louis P. Masur

1831, year of eclipse, Louis P. Masur

Label
1831, year of eclipse
Title
1831, year of eclipse
Statement of responsibility
Louis P. Masur
Title variation
Eighteen thirty-one, year of eclipse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone knew that the great eclipse of 1831 was coming - and most Americans feared it. Newspapers and almanacs claimed it would be an unparalleled celestial event, and on February 12 citizen and slave alike, from New England to the South, anxiously gazed heavenward. In this new book, Louis P. Masur shows why Americans saw the eclipse as a portent of their future. The year 1831 was, for the United States, a crucial time when the nation was no longer a young, uncomplicated republic but, rather, a dynamic and conflicted country inching toward a cataclysm. By the year's end, nearly every aspect of its political, social, and cultural life had undergone profound change." "Masur organizes 1831 around the themes that he suggests underlie many of the tumultuous events of the year: slavery (or its abolition); the still unresolved tension between states' rights and national priorities; the competing passions of religion and politics; and the alarming effects of new machinery on Americans' relationship to the land. By the summer of 1831, Nat Turner's rebellion was sparking ever more violent arguments over the future of slavery; Andrew Jackson's administration threatened to unravel; and dissent over the economic future of the country festered. Religious revivalism sweeping the North inspired agitation in the working classes; steamboats, railroads, and mechanized reapers were introduced in the competitive rush for profits; and Jackson's harsh policies toward the Cherokee erased most Indians' last hopes of autonomy. Important visitors - including Gustave Beaumont and Alexis de Tocqueville - watched the developments closely. Their views on this turbulent year would shape world opinion of the new American nation for generations to come."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Masur, Louis P
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E381
LC item number
.M37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Eighteen thirty-one, A.D
Label
1831, year of eclipse, Louis P. Masur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eclipse -- Slavery and abolition -- Religion and politics -- State and nation -- Machines and nature
Control code
ocm44046752
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780809041183
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00031969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)44046752
Label
1831, year of eclipse, Louis P. Masur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eclipse -- Slavery and abolition -- Religion and politics -- State and nation -- Machines and nature
Control code
ocm44046752
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780809041183
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00031969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)44046752

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