by Christine Leigh Heyrman

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A thwarted love triangle of heartbreak rediscovered after almost two hundred years—two men and a woman of equal ambition—that exploded in scandal and investigation, set between America’s Revolution and its Civil War, revealing an age in subtle and powerful transformation, caught between the fight for women’s rights and the campaign waged by evangelical Protestants to dominate the nation’s culture and politics. From the winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize in History.

At its center—and the center of a love triangle—Martha Parker, a gifted young New England woman, smart, pretty, ambitious, determined to make the most of her opportunities, aspiring to become an educator and a foreign missionary.

Interview with the Author

Podcast art for The Age of JacksonThe Age of Jackson 
123 Broken Hearts, Lost Souls, and Sexual Tumult in Nineteenth- Century America with Christine Leigh Heyrman
3/5/21           53 min

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