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Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson

John L. Brooke


This book explores the struggle within the young American nation over the extension of social and political rights after the Revolution. By closely examining the formation and interplay of political structures and civil institutions in the upper Hudson Valley, ot traces the debates over who should fall within and outside of the legally protected category of citizen. The story of Martin Van Buren—kingpin of New York's Jacksonian “Regency,” president of the United States, and first theoretician of American party politics—threads the narrative, since his views profoundly influenced American under ... More

Keywords: Revolution, social rights, political rights, upper Hudson Valley, Martin Vale Buren, New York, civil society, American citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833230
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807838877_Brooke


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John L. Brooke, author