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Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny

Second Edition

Mark R. Cheathem and Terry Corps

The Jacksonian period under review in this dictionary served as a transition period for the United States. The growing pains of the republic’s infancy, during which time Americans learned that their nation would survive transitions of political power, gave way to the uncertainty of adolescence. While the United States did not win its second war, the War of 1812, with its mother country, it reaffirmed its independence and experienced significant maturation in many areas following the conflict’s end in 1815. As the second generation of leaders took charge in the 1820s, the United States experienced the challenges of adulthood. The height of those adult years, from 1829 to 1849, is the focus of the Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this era in American history.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 558Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-1-4422-7319-1 • Hardback • December 2016 • $120.00 • (£80.00)
978-1-4422-7320-7 • eBook • December 2016 • $114.00 • (£75.00)
Mark R. Cheathem is a professor of history and project director of The Papers of Martin Van Buren at Cumberland University. He the author or editor of five books, including the award-winning Andrew Jackson, Southerner.

Terry Corps is a British scholar of the history of the United States who has specialized in the study of Jacksonian America from the beginning of his postgraduate career. Formerly Head of American Studies at York St. John College in Britain, he continues to teach American History and American Studies at the Universities of Sheffield and Leicester.
Jon Woronoff
Appendix: Presidents and Their Administrations, 1829-1849
About the Author
An extensive chronology is provided at the beginning of the book, along with a fairly comprehensive introduction on the people, issues, and topics of these two decades. The dictionary proper follows, with cross-references in bold; there are numerous black-and-white pictures and artwork throughout. An appendix lists the five presidents and their administrations, along with election results. Finally, a thorough bibliography divided into various sections is provided at the end. This series in total provides an in-depth examination of the entire history of the United States.
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