Book Recommendation: Sam Haynes, Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World

I picked up Sam Haynes' new book, Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World, at last fall's Southern. His short biography of James K. Polk is a great introduction to Young Hickory, one that I've used previously in upper-division courses. Unfinished Revolution examines Americans' relationship with Great Britain during the antebellum period. Not surprisingly, …

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New Jacksonian Books: Feb. 2011 Edition

The year 2011 is off to a strong start in the field of Jacksonian studies. I'm currently reading Haynes' book and hope to get a chance to review it and the others in the near future. (All book descriptions are excerpted from History Book Club.) Patricia Brady, A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel …

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