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Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore

by Robert J. J. Scarry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786408693

ISBN-13: 9780786408696

Pub. Date: 02/10/2001

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

From the time he left office in 1853, President Millard Fillmore has become increasingly shrouded in mystery and stereotyped by anecdotes with slender connections to facts. The real Fillmore was not the weak and boring figurehead many Americans believe he was.

This account of Fillmore's life is drawn largely from his family's personal papers, many of which have

Overview

From the time he left office in 1853, President Millard Fillmore has become increasingly shrouded in mystery and stereotyped by anecdotes with slender connections to facts. The real Fillmore was not the weak and boring figurehead many Americans believe he was.

This account of Fillmore's life is drawn largely from his family's personal papers, many of which have previously been suppressed or were unavailable or believed lost. It presents Fillmore as his own letters do, and as his friends, family members, and contemporaries saw him, as a distinguished and honorable man who was also a strong and effective president. This comprehensive work includes photographs, a genealogy of the Fillmore family, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786408696
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/10/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
Millard Fillmore's Ancestors5
Millard Fillmore Chronology7
1.Fillmore's Ancestors11
2.Cayuga Roots15
3.On the Road to Politics26
4.The Assembly Years36
5.The Young Congressman46
6.Gaining Attention55
7.The Election of 184064
8.The Fillmore Tariff71
9.Interlude80
10.State Comptroller92
11.Loving Parents98
12.Parental Advice115
13.The Election of 1848129
14.Taylor-Fillmore Inauguration141
15.Vice-President146
16.Battle Over Patronage156
17.Frustration160
18.A Strong President168
19.The White House187
20.Foreign Policy203
21.Diverse Events217
22.Election of 1852231
23.Smooth Transition237
24.Tragedy244
25.Southern Journey247
26.The Grand Excursion255
27.Another Shock263
28.A European Venture267
29.The Election of 1856274
30.Romance: Myth or Reality290
31.Civil Disorder303
32.Civil War311
33.Distinguished Citizen322
34.Into Obscurity331
Epilogue341
AppendixThree Letters in Facsimile345
Chapter Notes347
Bibliography409
Index417

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