Martin Van Buren And The Emergence Of American Popular Politics / Edition 256

Martin Van Buren And The Emergence Of American Popular Politics / Edition 256

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by Joel H. Silbey
     
 

This is a paperbound reprint of a 2002 book. In this short biography, Silbey (history, Cornell U.) analyzes the public career of Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States. The emphasis is on the ways in which Van Buren remolded the political order into which he had been born. Coverage includes Van Buren's contributions to the formation of the… See more details below

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This is a paperbound reprint of a 2002 book. In this short biography, Silbey (history, Cornell U.) analyzes the public career of Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States. The emphasis is on the ways in which Van Buren remolded the political order into which he had been born. Coverage includes Van Buren's contributions to the formation of the Democratic Party and the development of the two-party system. Silbey has written and edited a dozen books on the history of American politics in the 19th century. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742522435
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/16/2002
Series:
American Profiles Series
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,232,649
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1The Tavern Keeper's Son: The Making of a Politician, 1782-18121
2"The Partisan Leader" I: Master of the State, 1812-182115
3"The Partisan Leader" II: The Senator from New York, 1821-182835
4The Seats of the Mighty, 1828-183259
5The Democracy's Heir Apparent, 1832-183683
6At the Summit: The Eighth President of the United States, 1837-1841109
7"The People Could Not Be Rallied for Van Buren"137
8The Partisan Leader at Bay, 1841-1847159
9"The Most Fallen Man I Have Ever Known": The Party Leader Becomes a Political Rebel - For a Time, 1848-1852189
10Political Afterlife, 1852-1862207
11"The Honors of Their Statesman"217
Suggested Reading221
Index225
About the Author237

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