Howe’s book focuses on two “revolutions” that transformed American life. These were revolutions in communications and transportation. Why was the “communications revolution” a better way to define and contextualize this period, as opposed to “Jacksonian America” or the “market revolution.”
Secondly, if you were writing a book on this period, what main theme would you focus on? (Select something other than the communications, transportation, or market revolutions).