1831: Year of Eclipse

1831: Year of Eclipse[Download] ✤ 1831: Year of Eclipse Author Louis P. Masur – Heartforum.co.uk , , Any high school student should know what these years meant to American history But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed the Any high school student should know what these years meant to American history But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed the course of our nationwas one of them, and in this striking new work, Louis Masur shows us exactly howThe year began with a solar eclipse, for many an omen of mighty changes and for once, such predictions held true Nat Turner s rebellion soon followed, then ever violent congressional 1831: Year ePUB × arguments over slavery and tarrifs Religious revivalism swept the North, and important observers including Tocqueville traveled the land, forming the opinions that would shape the world s view of America for generations to come New technologies, meanwhile, were dramatically changing Americans relationship with the land, and Andrew Jackson s harsh policies toward the Cherokee erased most Indians last hopes of autonomy As Masur s analysis makes clear, byit was becoming all too certain that political rancor, the struggle over slavery, the pursuit of individualism, and technological development might eclipse the glorious potential of the early republic and lead the nation to secession and civil war This is an innovative and challenging interpretation of a key moment in antibellum America.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB one of them, and in this striking new work, Louis Masur shows us exactly howThe year began with a solar eclipse, for many an omen of mighty changes and for once, such predictions held true Nat Turner s rebellion soon followed, then ever violent congressional 1831: Year ePUB × arguments over slavery and tarrifs Religious revivalism swept the North, and important observers including Tocqueville traveled the land, forming the opinions that would shape the world s view of America for generations to come New technologies, meanwhile, were dramatically changing Americans relationship with the land, and Andrew Jackson s harsh policies toward the Cherokee erased most Indians last hopes of autonomy As Masur s analysis makes clear, byit was becoming all too certain that political rancor, the struggle over slavery, the pursuit of individualism, and technological development might eclipse the glorious potential of the early republic and lead the nation to secession and civil war This is an innovative and challenging interpretation of a key moment in antibellum America."/>
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • 1831: Year of Eclipse
  • Louis P. Masur
  • English
  • 08 March 2017
  • 0809041197

10 thoughts on “1831: Year of Eclipse

  1. Devin says:

    Beginning this work with the Solar Eclipse of 1831, Masur highlights the events that took place over the course of 1831, a year that, as he goes on describe, changed the course of Antebellum America The points that Masur decides to highlight whether Nat Turner s Rebellion, the burning religious revivals of NY and Greater New England, the Indian Removal Acts, the Jacksonian presidency as a whole, and the increase in man made machinery give breadth to the notion that 1831 changed the course o Beginning this work with the Solar Eclipse of 1831, Masur highlights the events that took place over the course of 1831, a year that, as he goes on describe, changed the course of Antebellum America The points that Masur decides to highlight whether Nat Turner s Rebellion, the burning religious revivals of NY and Greater New England, the Indian Removal Acts, the Jacksonian presidency as a whole, and the increase in man made machinery give breadth to the notion that 1831 changed the course of American history To further his beliefs, Masur relies heavily on the works of de Tocqueville, Beaumont, Trollope, etc to construct the notion that outsiders to American society could see the impending shifts and breaks taking place within the Union While an interesting read, in regards to the correlations that Masur makes, I otherwise found the work to feel a bit rushed While obviously having done the research, as shown by the wealth of citations throughout, it seemed as those he may have presented too much in trying to solidify his thesis Further, by the end of each chapter, he would usually try to wrap up all of these tangential ideas at once, in an attempt to prove how they all correlated in regards to his thesis While interesting, especially to get so many examples from history, it made the work seem rather muddled Masur certainly could have foundstrength had he have removed some historical events and further expounded on others

  2. Nick Kratsas says:

    Masur depicts 1831 as a year enveloped in uncertainty, radicalism, and a foreboding sense of change The book illustrates the depth and variety of issues that were highly contended in the era of Jackson, such as slavery and nullification Because the Civil War would not come for another thirty or so years, it is interesting, and even a bit shocking, that so many Americans were certain that an armed conflict between the North and South was unavoidable The entire book is well researched Multiple Masur depicts 1831 as a year enveloped in uncertainty, radicalism, and a foreboding sense of change The book illustrates the depth and variety of issues that were highly contended in the era of Jackson, such as slavery and nullification Because the Civil War would not come for another thirty or so years, it is interesting, and even a bit shocking, that so many Americans were certain that an armed conflict between the North and South was unavoidable The entire book is well researched Multiple viewpoints and pieces of evidence are used to detail each struggle, and Masur has a real penchant for memorable quotations By focusing on the events of single year, Masur has room to highlight lesser known events of this timeframe, such as those involving labor activists and certain religious groups Masur s book about a single year in America expands upon topics just long enough to make them understandable, and just briefly enough to pique the reader s interest to further investigate some of the cited artists, activists, and statesmen of 1831

  3. RA says:

    This is an amazing history book The year, 1831, an eclipse Nat Turner the development of Jim Crow as entertainment first Audubon Andrew Jackson, the Five Tribes removal South Carolina and the beginning of the nullification debate, states rights vs the National government rail vs river travel mechanization machinery McCormick slaver This is an amazing history book The year, 1831, an eclipse Nat Turner the development of Jim Crow as entertainment first Audubon Andrew Jackson, the Five Tribes removal the US bank controversy South Carolina and the beginning of the nullification debate, states rights vs the National government rail vs river travel mechanization machinery McCormick Whitney taking the place of manual labor, the end of imprisonment for debt, the deaths of the last of the Founding Fathers slavery, abolition talk of emanicipation the cholera epidemic Workers political parties prostitution reform women the working class evangelicalism transcendentalism evangelical middle class reform the woman s place in Christianity the introduction of Christian conversion as choice, countering the ideas of Calvinism American ideals character as observed by DeTocqueville, Beaumont, Francis Trollope and the destruction of nature All these concepts, ideas, and realities are evident at this time in American history a forgotten and ignored period between the Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.This book is stunning in it s application to our current socio political world, so many similar ideas and struggles.Highly recommended for anyone remotely interested in American history I cannot say enough about this book

  4. Sherri Anderson says:

    If this book really stayed on topic it might have raked higher but the constant straying off topic and all the redundancy in it turned me off There are interesting facts but you have to search through the endless world of dribble.

  5. Michael Primiani says:

    This book started off great but then got really dry towards the end Maybe it was the subject matter but the last chapter or two was a struggle The religion chapter also dragged on

  6. Doris Raines says:

    I LIKE THIS BOOK.

  7. Matt says:

    Start with a solar eclipse, add Nat Turner s slave Rebellion, Charles Finney s revivals, de Tocqueville s travels, the Trail of Tears, nullification debates with John C Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and the octogenarian John Madison, Audobon s birds, a cholera epidemic, a pinch of Transcendentalism, then shake violently and you have the most important year in ante bellum America.Masur brings in Frances Trollop, Beaumont, Tocqueville, the British Hamilton, and a host of others to show us as a nation Start with a solar eclipse, add Nat Turner s slave Rebellion, Charles Finney s revivals, de Tocqueville s travels, the Trail of Tears, nullification debates with John C Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and the octogenarian John Madison, Audobon s birds, a cholera epidemic, a pinch of Transcendentalism, then shake violently and you have the most important year in ante bellum America.Masur brings in Frances Trollop, Beaumont, Tocqueville, the British Hamilton, and a host of others to show us as a nation living numerous contradictions, such as liberty and slavery, law and Indian removal, the rise of the Democratic Party led by King Andrew I, and the celebration of nature and industrial revolution Tocqueville shows us to be a nation of conquerers who thrive on instability and are driven by the profit motive Individualism, rugged and revivalistic, was running rampant and would eventually redefine democracy as the pursuit of personal preference

  8. Richard says:

    Louis P Masur has written a nice, interesting little book about what was going on in the United States in 1831 There s not much depth here he covers a lot of topics in only 216 pages There s the Nat Turner uprising, arguments about slavery and abolition, nullification, Andrew Jackson, religion, cholera, the early days of the railroads, John James Audubon, Frances Trollope, Alexis de Tocqueville, the Trail of Tears, and , even including the opening of a new pastoral cemetery outside of Bo Louis P Masur has written a nice, interesting little book about what was going on in the United States in 1831 There s not much depth here he covers a lot of topics in only 216 pages There s the Nat Turner uprising, arguments about slavery and abolition, nullification, Andrew Jackson, religion, cholera, the early days of the railroads, John James Audubon, Frances Trollope, Alexis de Tocqueville, the Trail of Tears, and , even including the opening of a new pastoral cemetery outside of Boston The subtitle of this book indicates that it s about an eclipse, and it really isn t Yes, a total eclipse of the sun did occur in the U.S that year, and Masur awkwardly tries to tie some of the events of 1831 to the eclipse, but this aspect of the book is better off overlooked

  9. lisa jahnel says:

    I read this for an America 1790 1960 history class a couple of years ago It is definately for theliterate readersome of the vocabulary can be difficult for someone who doesn t read very often This is the story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion It also gives insight into the political climate of North Hampton area of Virginia at that time at how it contributed to the rebellion I think it also helps illustrate how media outlets can somewhat pervert the actual events and incited mo I read this for an America 1790 1960 history class a couple of years ago It is definately for theliterate readersome of the vocabulary can be difficult for someone who doesn t read very often This is the story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion It also gives insight into the political climate of North Hampton area of Virginia at that time at how it contributed to the rebellion I think it also helps illustrate how media outlets can somewhat pervert the actual events and incitedproblems than were ever present

  10. Douglas Summers-Stay says:

    I read this because most of my picture of that time period comes from stories about the early church and from the Alvin Maker series, and I wanted to see what it looked like from another point of view I was struck by the contrast between the slavery, treatment of indians, and war on nature on the one hand and the pioneer spirit and energy of the country on the other hand It was also interesting to read about the New York religious revival that set the stage for the restoration and about the fi I read this because most of my picture of that time period comes from stories about the early church and from the Alvin Maker series, and I wanted to see what it looked like from another point of view I was struck by the contrast between the slavery, treatment of indians, and war on nature on the one hand and the pioneer spirit and energy of the country on the other hand It was also interesting to read about the New York religious revival that set the stage for the restoration and about the first locomotives

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