The Course Of American Freedom, 1822-1832

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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

An excellent course supplement as well as fascinating reading for biography and history buffs. "...the best biography of Andrew Jackson available."--Library Journal.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801859120
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Series: Andrew Jackson Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chronology of Jackson's Life, 1822-1832 xiii
1 The Convalescent 1
2 The Era of Corruption 12
3 The Politics of Panic 39
4 Return to the Senate 55
5 The Theft of the Presidency 74
6 Organizing an Opposition 100
7 "Jackson and Reform" 116
8 Triumph and Tragedy 143
9 The First People's Inaugural 156
10 The Reform Begins 181
11 The Eaton Imbroglio 203
12 "Mine Is a Situation of Dignified Slavery" 217
13 The Rivalry 230
14 Return to Reform 248
15 "Brothers, Listen ... You Must Submit" 257
16 Jacksonian Diplomacy: Beginnings 280
17 Founding the Washington Globe 291
18 The Purge 300
19 The Kitchen Cabinet 315
20 The Bank War Begins 331
21 To Kill a Minister 345
22 Veto! 353
23 Jackson, the Union, and Democracy 374
Notes 393
Index 449
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