Man's Better Angels

Man's Better Angels

Romantic Reformers and the Coming of the Civil War

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Man's Better Angels explores the ideas that influenced antebellum reform efforts in the United States, especially after the social, political, and economic shocks the country suffered after the Panic of 1837... Gura uses seven individuals--George Ripley, Horace Greeley, William B. Greene, Orson Squire Fowler, Mary Gove Nichols, Henry David Thoreau, and John Brown--to explore the finally futile efforts of antebellum reformers to apply their solutions to America's problems, which ranged from growing inequality to the most intractable problem of all, slavery
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780674659544
Characteristics: 315 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: 303.484092 GUR


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