The Young Republic 1787 To 1860


I feel even worse that I said nothing about the sudden, deadly diseases that distinguish the past from our world. I never even mentioned Charles E. Rosenberg’s classic The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866, which gives so fine a vantage on how people thought as well as on what they suffered. There’s also not a word here on the literature of the time. But I must stop; I’ve already tested the patience of editor and readers overmuch.