The Resource Manifest destinies : America's westward expansion and the road to the Civil War, Steven E. Woodworth

Manifest destinies : America's westward expansion and the road to the Civil War, Steven E. Woodworth

Label
Manifest destinies : America's westward expansion and the road to the Civil War
Title
Manifest destinies
Title remainder
America's westward expansion and the road to the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Steven E. Woodworth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping history of the 1840s that captures America's enormous sense of possibility that inspired it's growth and shows how the extraordinary expansion of territories forced the nation to come to grips with the deep rift that would bring war just a decade later. The author gives us a portrait of America at its most vibrant and expansive. It was a decade in which the nation significantly enlarged its boundaries, taking Texas, New Mexico, California, and the Pacific Northwest; William Henry Harrison ran the first modern populist campaign, focusing on entertaining voters rather than on discussing issues; prospectors headed west to search for gold; Joseph Smith founded a new religion; railroads and telegraph lines connected the country's disparate populations as never before. When the 1840s dawned, Americans were feeling optimistic about the future: the population was growing, economic conditions were improving, and peace had reigned for nearly thirty years. A hopeful nation looked to the West, where vast areas of unsettled land seemed to promise prosperity to anyone resourceful enough to take advantage. And yet political tensions roiled below the surface; as the country took on new lands, slavery emerged as an irreconcilable source of disagreement between North and South, and secession reared its head for the first time. This book is an account of a crucial decade that forged a young nation's character and destiny
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodworth, Steven E
Dewey number
970.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.W65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
970.04 W912m
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Manifest destinies : America's westward expansion and the road to the Civil War, Steven E. Woodworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-394) 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
The two-party system. The log cabin and hard cider campaign ; Tyler, Clay, and the durability of the two-party system ; Abolitionism -- Westward expansion. The Oregon Trail ; The allure and the danger of California ; The Mormons and their migration -- The politics of expansion. Tyler and Texas ; The election of 1844 ; Texas annexation -- War with Mexico. Armies along the Rio Grande ; The Monterrey campaign ; New Mexico, Chihuahua, and California ; Buena Vista ; Veracruz, Cerro Gordo, and the politics of expansion ; To the gates of Mexico City ; A conquered capital and a negotiated peace -- The political system and the controversies of expansion. The election of 1848 ; The California gold rush ; California and the expansion of slavery ; The struggle for compromise
Control code
ocn515405606
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 412 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307265241
Lccn
2010016843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99939778492
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)515405606
Label
Manifest destinies : America's westward expansion and the road to the Civil War, Steven E. Woodworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-394) 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
The two-party system. The log cabin and hard cider campaign ; Tyler, Clay, and the durability of the two-party system ; Abolitionism -- Westward expansion. The Oregon Trail ; The allure and the danger of California ; The Mormons and their migration -- The politics of expansion. Tyler and Texas ; The election of 1844 ; Texas annexation -- War with Mexico. Armies along the Rio Grande ; The Monterrey campaign ; New Mexico, Chihuahua, and California ; Buena Vista ; Veracruz, Cerro Gordo, and the politics of expansion ; To the gates of Mexico City ; A conquered capital and a negotiated peace -- The political system and the controversies of expansion. The election of 1848 ; The California gold rush ; California and the expansion of slavery ; The struggle for compromise
Control code
ocn515405606
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 412 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307265241
Lccn
2010016843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99939778492
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)515405606

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