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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Michael Hecht
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz

The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846

The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 - Charles Grier Sellers “History’s most revolutionary force, the capitalist market, was wresting the future from history’s most conservative force, the land.” I can deal with the slight determinism Sellers brings into this from Marx. The thing I really object to is the theology. Sellers simply says “The Awakening had an ultimately profound political effect by undermining deference,” without really explaining the sources of the Awakening. And there are so many good books on the market transition, I can't see where this fits...