By Daniel Walker Howe
A panoramic narrative, What Hath God Wrought portrays progressive advancements in transportation and communications that speeded up the extension of the yank empire. Railroads, canals, newspapers, and the telegraph dramatically reduced commute occasions and spurred the unfold of data. those suggestions brought on the emergence of mass political events and motivated America's monetary improvement from an overwhelmingly rural state to a varied economic system within which trade and took their position along agriculture. In his tale, the writer weaves jointly political and army occasions with social, fiscal, and cultural heritage. Howe examines the increase of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic celebration, yet contends that John Quincy Adams and different Whigs--advocates of public schooling and monetary integration, defenders of the rights of Indians, ladies, and African-Americans--were the real prophets of America's destiny. additionally, Howe finds the facility of faith to form many facets of yank lifestyles in this interval, together with slavery and antislavery, women's rights and different reform pursuits, politics, schooling, and literature. Howe's tale of yank growth culminates within the bitterly debatable yet brilliantly done conflict waged opposed to Mexico to realize California and Texas for the United States.
Winner of the New-York historic Society American heritage publication Prize
Finalist, 2007 nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
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