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CONTENTS Editor¿s Introduction Abbreviations Used in Citation Preface Prologue: The Defeat of the Past 1. The Continental Setting 2. From the Jaws of Defeat 3. An Era of Good and Bad Feelings 4. The World that Cotton Made 5. Awakenings of Religion 6. Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance 7. The Improvers 8. Pursuing the Millennium 9. Andrew Jackson and His Age 10. Battles Over Sovereignty 11. Jacksonian Democracy and the Law 12. Reason and Revelation 13. Jackson¿s Third Term 14. The New Economy 15. The Whigs and Their Age 16. American Renaissance 17. Texas, Tyler, and the Telegraph 18. Westward the Star of Empire 19. The War Against Mexico 20. The Revolutions of 1848 Finalé: A Vision of the Future Bibliographical Essay
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- History -- 1815-1861.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1815-1861.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865.
Social change -- United States -- History -- 19th century.