Review of D.W. Howe, What Hath God Wrought

TitleReview of D.W. Howe, What Hath God Wrought
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCallaway, HG
JournalHistory News Network, Online

This is my review of D.W. Howe's 2007 book, What Hath God Wrought, Transformation of America 1815-1848. The book is a volume in the new Oxford History of the U.S.(O.U.P. 2007)–exploring the transformation of the early American republic through the period of domination of the Jacksonian Democrats. This is also the period of the New England Renaissance and the early work of R.W. Emerson. Howe devotes a good deal of attention to Emerson and his influence and thereby provides needed historical context for the understanding of American thought.