University of Virginia Press
The steady contemporaneous trampling of values and principles (e.g., respect for custom, tradition, and established institutions, to name a few) that, until very recently, were once hallmarks of American conservatism makes historian Joshua A. Lynn’s masterpiece, Preserving the White Man’s Republic: Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism a work of urgent relevance. Through a combination of diligent research, brilliant analysis, and forthright exposition, Lynn presents insights into the forerunner events whose legacy have proven so disruptive to the current sociopolitical climate of the United States. The compelling title is justified by contents that shed much needed light on the historical evolution of concepts, ideologies, and developments that have consistently strangled [or, at least, slowed] the fulfillment of the aspirational vision espoused by the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal."
Johnson, Fred L.
"Preserving the White Man’s Republic: Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss1/4