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The Resource 1846 : portrait of the nation, Margaret C.S. Christman

1846 : portrait of the nation, Margaret C.S. Christman

Label
1846 : portrait of the nation
Title
1846
Title remainder
portrait of the nation
Statement of responsibility
Margaret C.S. Christman
Title variation
Portrait of the nation
Creator
Contributor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1846 America, a young, vibrant republic, was expanding in directions unimagined only a few years earlier. The nation plunged into war with Mexico and rushed to settle the West. The country saw the steady rise of cities, the expansion of the railroad, and the emergence of great works of literature and art. On August 10 of that year, in an act that embodied the country's buoyant mood, Congress accepted the bequest of Englishman James Smithson and established an institution dedicated to the "increase and diffusion of knowledge." Marking the Smithsonian Institution's 150th anniversary, 1846 evokes the texture of American daily life, thought, and politics during a single influential year. In a narrative accompanied by nearly two hundred illustrations, Margaret Christman revisits a capital dominated by Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, and James K. Polk and follows the westward journeys of Brigham Young, Francis Parkman, and the ill-fated Donner party. Moving from the Transcendentalists to the Hudson River School, from Gothic Revival architecture to anesthesia and the sewing machine, Christman chronicles as well the antislavery movement and other social-reform campaigns that expanded the nation's conscience and changed its future
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christman, Margaret C. S
Dewey number
973.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E166
LC item number
.C5 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1921-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fern, Alan
  • Remini, Robert V.
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Eighteen forty-six, A.D
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Label
1846 : portrait of the nation, Margaret C.S. Christman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution."
  • "Published ... for the National Portrait Gallery."
  • "An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution, April 12-August 18, 1996"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan Fern -- Introduction / Robert Remini -- August 10, 1846 -- President Polk's Washington -- Across the fruited plain -- Westward ho! -- War with Mexico -- Voices of reform -- Currents of culture -- The Smithsonian is launched
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xx, 211 pages
Isbn
9781560986744
Lccn
95052390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33948340
  • (OCoLC)33948340
Label
1846 : portrait of the nation, Margaret C.S. Christman
Publication
Note
  • "In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution."
  • "Published ... for the National Portrait Gallery."
  • "An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution, April 12-August 18, 1996"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan Fern -- Introduction / Robert Remini -- August 10, 1846 -- President Polk's Washington -- Across the fruited plain -- Westward ho! -- War with Mexico -- Voices of reform -- Currents of culture -- The Smithsonian is launched
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xx, 211 pages
Isbn
9781560986744
Lccn
95052390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33948340
  • (OCoLC)33948340

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