The Course Of American Democracy, 1833-1845

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Available in paperback for the first time, these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and his first administration as President. The third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was ...

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Overview

Available in paperback for the first time, these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and his first administration as President. The third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was faced: the nullification crisis, the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River, the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

John A. Garraty
A wonderful portrait, rich in detail, of a fascinating and important man and an authoritative...account of his role in American history.
The New York Times Book Review
John A. Garraty
A wonderful portrait, rich in detail, of a fascinating and important man and an authoritative...account of his role in American history.
The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801859137
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Series: Andrew Jackson Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 668
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface xiii
Chronology of Jackson's Life, 1833-1845 xix
1 Jacksonian America 1
2 "Nullification ... Means Insurrection and War" 8
3 The Union Preserved 24
4 Reshuffling the Cabinet 45
5 "The Grand Triumphal Tour" 60
6 Duane's Dismissal 84
7 Panic! 105
8 Jackson's "Revolution" 116
9 The Rise of the Whig Party 132
10 Censure and Protest 142
11 "The Bank Is Dead" 161
12 The Hermitage Fire 179
13 The Most Dangerous Moment 192
14 "Permit Nothing That Is Wrong" 211
15 "No Apology" 222
16 Democratizing the Government 237
17 A Question of Freedom 251
18 "The Republic Has Degenerated into a Democracy" 264
19 "To Demand the Respect of All Europe" 274
20 Twilight of the Indians 293
21 "A Bomb Thrown Without Warning" 315
22 Jacksonian Democracy 330
23 Texas 347
24 Jackson Triumphant 369
25 Life in the White House 382
26 Farewell 404
27 "Well Done Thou Faithful Servant" 420
28 To Join the Church 434
29 Silver Jubilee 448
30 Beaten But Not Conquered 462
31 A Fading Taper 474
32 "We Must Regain Texas" 490
33 "We Will All Meet in Heaven" 512
Notes 531
Bibliography 603
Index 617
Maps and Floor Plans
Indian Removal--Southern Tribes 305
Indian Territory 313
Hermitage, First Floor 334
Hermitage, Second Floor 335
The White House, 1833, Main Floor 386
The White House, 1833, Second Story 387
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