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Afterword: The History and Legacy of Jacksonian Democracy

Afterword: The History and Legacy of Jacksonian Democracy <p>Abstract:</p><p>The history of Jacksonian Democracy reveals no simple tales of white liberty and black slavery, American citizenship and Indian dispossession, or mob rule versus the rule of law. It is a complex story about white male independence dependent on relationships of racial paternalism and the gendered hierarchy of the household, the age of the common man that could anticipate both the political economy of robber barons and the modern regulatory state, and a political worldview that would spawn anti-abolitionist riots as well as overlapping critiques of black and wage slavery. Its legacy for our times is similarly complicated.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Afterword: The History and Legacy of Jacksonian Democracy

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 39 (1) – Feb 28, 2019

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Copyright © Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
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1553-0620

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>The history of Jacksonian Democracy reveals no simple tales of white liberty and black slavery, American citizenship and Indian dispossession, or mob rule versus the rule of law. It is a complex story about white male independence dependent on relationships of racial paternalism and the gendered hierarchy of the household, the age of the common man that could anticipate both the political economy of robber barons and the modern regulatory state, and a political worldview that would spawn anti-abolitionist riots as well as overlapping critiques of black and wage slavery. Its legacy for our times is similarly complicated.</p>

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Feb 28, 2019

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