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Jackson
     

Jackson

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by Ralph K. Andrist
 
Andrew Jackson - war hero and spokesman for the frontier, the first president from west of the Alleghenies, the first born in a log cabin - fought his way to the White House. Once there, he stood for the rights of common citizens, founded the Democratic Party, expanded the powers of the presidency, paid off the national debt, and postponed civil war by prevailing

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Andrew Jackson - war hero and spokesman for the frontier, the first president from west of the Alleghenies, the first born in a log cabin - fought his way to the White House. Once there, he stood for the rights of common citizens, founded the Democratic Party, expanded the powers of the presidency, paid off the national debt, and postponed civil war by prevailing against the advocates of states' rights. By today's standards, however, Jackson was hardly politically correct: He also owned many slaves on his Tennessee plantation and sponsored the Indian Removal Act, which triggered the brutal forced march of tens of thousands of Native Americans to Oklahoma. Here is his story.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149175871
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
72,797
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Ralph K. Andrist was a longtime editor in the American Heritage Book Division. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Tulagi. His books include Lewis and Clark, The Gold Rush, and The Polar Explorers.

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Jackson 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jackson by Ralph K. Andrist is a very interesting book. I knew some of the lore of Andrew Jackson, but found this in depth coverage of his history to be truly fascinating. The research is impeccable and the delivery is highly engaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Flawed Giant Well written book about Andrew Jackson. It tells his story in human terms.
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