||Daniel Walker Howe is a fine
and historian of ideas.
From the end of the War of 1812 through the first railroads and telegraphs, the Mexican-American War which shifted America's center of gravity to the slaveowning south. Meanwhile, evangelism, temperance (anti-alcohol) and anti-slavery movements stirred up the country.
|If you haven't read it yet, maybe now is a good time, and guess what, it's a best-seller which means Amazon is discounting it big. Accept no substitutes (esp. from anybody named Beck).|
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Ellington also wrote the Encyclopedia Americana article on Isaac Watts.
Heavily quoted in DAB's article on Jonathan Maxcy. Have not seen it.
Published in 1829-33, in 13 volumes, by Francis Lieber. "many distinguished Americans contributed to its pages and L. made acquaintances which were mutually helpful throughout his career."
Large format; 669 pages (single volume), with a Glossary, Guide to Museums, Bibliography.
P: $1.00+nj-tx; SBS 11/20/98
Copyright 1998 by Hal Morris, Secaucus, NJ
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