Nanette Bulebosh's Reviews > A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History

A Nation Rising by Kenneth C. Davis
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Jul 18, 2010

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Davis, author of the popular "Don't Know Much About History" books, focuses on American history between 1800 and 1850, a period that is too often neglected, in his view. Using his great storytelling skills, Davis zeroes in on six different stories:
Aaron Burr's 1807 trial for treason
An Indian rising in the South in 1813
Slave revolts and mutinies, beginning with the Creole (although there's a a great explanation of General Toussaint-Louverture's leadership in the Haitian slave revolts)
The Dade Massacre and the start of the second Seminole War
The Bible Riots in Philadelpha, and
the story of Jesse Benton Fremont and the role she played in the settling of California.
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