Presidents from Taylor through Grant, 1849-1877: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents

Presidents from Taylor through Grant, 1849-1877: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents

by Jeffrey W. Coker
     
 

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Explore slavery, secession, and reconstruction, among other hot-button issues faced by the Nation and its presidents in this crucial period in U.S. History.

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Explore slavery, secession, and reconstruction, among other hot-button issues faced by the Nation and its presidents in this crucial period in U.S. History.

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Coker (history, Belmont U.) presents a collection of primary historical documents chosen to illustrate the debates between American presidents and policy opponents. Each president from Zachary Taylor to Ulysses Grant is provided with his own chapter, which are further subdivided into issues that were important to that presidency. Considering the time period examined, it is no surprise that issues of slavery, territorial expansion, Indian removal, and war dominate the proceedings. For the most part opposition speeches and letters are drawn from the ranks of government, with notable exceptions including the respective reactions of Chief Seattle and Frederick Douglass to Indian removal and the Dred Scott decision. Each chapter provides biographical and other information on the president in focus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313011252
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Series:
The President's Position: Debating the Issues
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
328 KB

Meet the Author

JEFFREY W. COKER is Assistant Professor of History at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he teaches courses in United States history with an emphasis on biography. He holds a Ph.D. from Ohio University and the Contemporary History Institute.

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