In this comprehensive and insightful reinterpretation of antebellum culture, Anne C. Rose analyzes the major shifts in intellectual life that occurred between 1830 and 1860 while exploring three sets of concepts that provided common languages-Christianity, democracy, capitalism. Whereas many interpretations of American culture in this period have emphasized a single theme or have been preoccupied with the ensuing Civil War, Rose considers sharply divergent tendencies in religion and politics and a wide range of reformers, authors, and other public figures.
Anne Rose's Voices of the Marketplace weaves together important themes of antebellum politics, economy, and religion. As a result, this book moves beyond the traditional cubbyhole of scholarly understanding. This is new wine in a new bottle. -- Jean H. Baker, Goucher College, author of Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
The breadth and interpretive skills displayed by the author are impressive. Rose's analytic sophistication and unsparing confrontation with complex disciplinary issues will make her book an important work for graduate students and faculty.
Voices in the Marketplace provides an imaginative synthesis of antebellum culture and certainly raises issues, such as the danger of a tyrannical majority, that continue to receive lively attention in contemporary political debae. -- Valarie H. Ziegler, DePauw University * Journal of Religion *
Voices in the Marketplace provides and imaginative synthesis of antebellum culture and certainly raises issues, such as the danger of a tyrannical majority, that continue to recieve lively attnetion in contemporary political debate. -- Valarie H. Ziegler, DePauw University * The Journal Of Religion *
Anne Rose's Voices of the Marketplace introduces a brilliant new scholarly voice to the studies of the early republic. . . . Rose reaches back to the Jacksonian era to offer a sensitive and highly accessible reading of the dynamism and introspectiveness of American cultural life. Her treatment of religious, reform, scientific, and artistic themes reveals a deep understanding of how their interconnections and inner tensions set the intellectual tone for the age. -- Bertram Wyatt-Brown, author of The Shaping of Southern Culture
Series: American Thought and Culture (Hardcover)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.95
Weight (kg): 0.56