In "A Nation Rising," bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis offers fascinating, intertwining stories about historical episodes whose great issues--ambition, power, territorial expansion, slavery, intolerance, civil rights, freedom of the press--reverberate to this day, including:
Eye-opening history and riveting storytelling, "A Nation Rising" is a powerful reminder of the ways in which our past continues to shape our present.
Manifest destinty was the view that America's domination of the North American continent from sea to sea was the manifest intention of God. Aaron Burr's career range from high political power to the killing of Alexander Hamilton in a duel along with near treasonous activities. American slaves were almost entirely African and formed the basis of the cotton economy of the South until the Civil War. Immigration to the United States and naturalization into citizenship thereafter was at first very informal, but became structured and restricted in the 20th century.