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Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire

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This new book shows just how determined and ruthless Jackson could be in pursuit of his aims, whether they be his ideas for American destiny or his own personal ambitions. Jackson, of course, was a national hero after the Battle of New Orleans at the end of the War of 1812.
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Overview

This new book shows just how determined and ruthless Jackson could be in pursuit of his aims, whether they be his ideas for American destiny or his own personal ambitions. Jackson, of course, was a national hero after the Battle of New Orleans at the end of the War of 1812.
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The authors use the defeat of the Creek and Seminole Indians and the U.S. acquisition of Spanish Florida between 1814 and 1819 as a case study in the origins of Manifest Destiny. The central figure here is General Andrew Jackson, whose personal ambition and imperial vision raised local hostilities to the level of national issues. The Heidlers tell a complex, ugly story of battles and betrayals, cross-purposes and misunderstanding, and they merit praise for their clear narrative of this unfamiliar episode in U.S. history. Their comprehensive research shows that, even at this early stage, neither Indians nor Europeans belonged in America's future-neither for Andrew Jackson nor for the young, not-too-scrupulous republic he represented and in many ways epitomized. The Heidlers teach history; David wrote Pulling the Temple Down. Photos. (Apr.)
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Documents how the ruthlessly determined Jackson overstepped his authority by starting his own war with Spain; how he invaded Florida, expanding the U.S. "empire"; & how he imposed his will on the nation, managing at the same time to advance his own career. B&W illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811701136
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

David S. Heidler formerly taught at the University of Southern Colorado and is the author of Pulling the Temple Down: The Fire-Eaters and the Destruction of the Union. Jeanne T. Heidler is professor of history at the United States Air Force Academy. They are coauthors of The War of 1812 and Manifest Destiny and coeditors of Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. They live in Colorado Springs.

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