This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Too often, Wallace Hettle points out, studies of politics in the nineteenth-century South reinforce a view of the Democratic Party that is frozen in time on the eve of Fort Sumter--a deceptively high point of white racial solidarity. Avoiding such a "Civil War synthesis," The Peculiar Democracy illuminates the link between the Jacksonian political culture that dominated antebellum debate and the notorious infighting of the Confederacy. Hettle shows that war was the greatest test of populist Democratic Party rhetoric that emphasized the shared interests of white men, slaveholder and nonslaveholder alike. The Peculiar Democracy analyzes antebellum politics in terms of the connections between slavery, manhood, and the legacies of Jefferson and Jackson. It then looks at the secession crisis through the anxieties felt by Democratic politicians who claimed concern for the interests of both slaveholders and nonslaveholders. At the heart of the book is a collective biography of five individuals whose stories highlight the limitations of democratic political culture in a society dominated by the "peculiar institution." Through narratives informed by recent scholarship on gender, honor, class, and the law, Hettle profiles South Carolina's Francis W. Pickens, Georgia's Joseph Brown, Alabama's Jeremiah Clemens, Virginia's John Rutherfoord, and Mississippi's Jefferson Davis. The Civil War stories presented in The Peculiar Democracy illuminate the political and sometimes personal tragedy of men torn between a political culture based on egalitarian rhetoric and the wartime imperatives to defend slavery. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This masterpiece of religious allegory that transforms into an intense drama as it represents the passions and trials of the Christian spiritual journey is reissued with a new Introduction.
From the Back Cover: The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in two volumes in 1678 and 1684 and since translated into more than 100 languages, is not only one of the classics of religious writing but one of the great works of all literature. Written while author John Bunyan was imprisoned for leading religious services not approved by the Church of England, this allegorical tale, the story of everyman Christian's journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City of Zion, parallels Bunyan's own spiritual odyssey from atheist to devout Christian. The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan's seminal work, has been enchanting students of the English language for more than 300 years, and has influenced writers from Louisa May Alcott and C. S. Lewis to Nathaniel Hawthorne to Kurt Vonnegut. It is a must read for people of faith and for the man or woman of letters.
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Book Description Signet Classics. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2786138741
Book Description Signet Classics, 1964. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0451522184