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Belshazzar's Feast

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Description: Belshazzar's Feast
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Description: Art of the United States, 1750–2000: Primary Sources
American historians refer to the period of the late 1820s to about 1850 as the Jacksonian Era, a way of indicating the importance of the polarizing figure of Andrew Jackson, president from 1829 to 1837, in nearly every aspect of politics, culture, and society in the United States during these years. Jackson was a leader like no other the young nation had seen. The first six presidents had all been...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.60-103
Description: The Landscape of Belief: Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-Century American...
This short imperative, declaimed by John Danforth in the Massachusetts Assembly chamber at the beginning of the eighteenth century, contains within its succinct formulation the sentiments constituting the foundation of the nineteenth-century American fascination with the Holy Land. “Israel,” understood as...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.13-26

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