Liberty and power : the politics of Jacksonian America / Harry L. Watson ; Eric Foner, consulting editor.
By: Watson, Harry L.
Contributor(s): Foner, Eric.Material type: TextSeries: American century series: Publisher: New York : Noonday Press, 1990Edition: Noonday Press ed.Description: xii, 275 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0374521964; 9780374521967.Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837 | Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845DDC classification: 973.5/6 LOC classification: E381 | .W32 1990b
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The great body of the people -- Republican theory and practice -- A corrupt bargain -- "Our Federal Union. It must be preserved" -- Killing the monster -- National parties and local politics -- Van Buren, Harrison, and Tyler -- The second American party system.
The raucous political debates of Jacksonian America often seemed to pit those who defended the ideals of liberty against those who asserted power. The author argues that these were serious policy disputes about the future of the Republic and the nature of its society and economy, and they led to intensified public involvement in politics and enduring political parties. His narrative shows how religious revivalism, new waves of immigration, westward expansion, the deeply divisive issue of Afro-American slavery, nascent industrialism, and other socioeconomic forces put strains on America's political framework and, in the end, transformed it.