The State of American History

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1. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., The Age of Jackson ( Boston, 1945).
2. See, for example, Alfred A. Cave, Jacksonian Democracy and the Historians ( Gainesville, Fla., 1964); Charles Sellers, "Andrew Jackson versus the Historians," Mississippi Valley Historical Review, XLIV ( March 1958), 615-634; John Higham, "The Cult of 'American Consensus,' Homogenizing Our History," Commentary, XXVII ( February 1959), 93-100.
3. John Higham, "Beyond Consensus: The Historian as Moral Critic," American Historical Reveiw, LXVII ( April 1962), 616; J. R. Pole, "The American Past: Is It Still Usable?," Journal of American Studies, I ( April 1967), 73.
4. Schlesinger, Age of Jackson, p. 44.
5. Arthur Burr Darling, Political Changes in Massachusetts, 1824-1848; A Study in Liberal Movements in Politics ( New Haven, 1925).
6. Harriet A. Weed, ed., The Autobiography of Thurlow Weed ( Boston, 1884), p. 405.
7. Mark Haller, "The Rise of the Jackson Party in Maryland," Journal of Southern History, XXVIII ( August 1962), 307-326; Donald B. Cole, "The Election of 1832 in New Hampshire," Historical New Hampshire, XXI ( Winter 1966), 33-50; Charles McCool Snyder, The Jacksonian Heritage: Pennsylvania Politics, 1833-1848 ( Harrisburg, Pa., 1958).
8. Shaw Livermore Jr., The Twilight of Federalism: The Disintegration of the Federalist Party, 1815-1830 ( Princeton, 1962), pp. 247-250.
9. Louis Hartz, The Liberal Tradition in America: An Interpretation of American Political Thought Since the Revolution ( New York, 1955), pp. 89-113.
10. David Hackett Fischer, The Revolution of American Conservatism: The Federalist Party in the Era of Jeffersonian Democracy( New York, 1965).
11. George E. Baker, ed., The Works of William H. Seward, 5 vols.( Boston, 1884), I, 11.
12. Francis J. Grund, Aristocracy in America: From the Sketch-Book of a German Nobleman, Torchbook ed. ( New York, 1959), p. 131.
13. Bray Hammond, Banks and Politics in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War ( Princeton, 1957). For criticism of Hammond's view of politics and Bank War origins, see my article "Sober Second Thoughts on Van Buren, the Albany Regency, and the Wall Street Conspiracy," Journal of American History, LIII ( June 1966), 19-40.
14. Hammond, Banks and Politics, pp. 332-334.
15. Ibid., pp. 329-344.
16. Frank Otto Gatell, "Money and Party in Jacksonian America: A Quantitative Look at New York City's Men of Quality,"


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