What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848



A “magisterial” but still really interesting overview of the antebellum U.S. through a variety of lenses. My favorite topics covered: the postal service, voluntary associations & reform movements, and Indian affairs. Howe is also a big fan of John Quincy Adams, which is nice. Recommended, but it’s definitely a thick read.

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