William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison

by Kenneth Stevens
     
 

Although William Henry Harrison died a month after becoming President, he lived a full and accomplished life before assuming the presidency. As a member of Congress, he sponsored legislation dividing the Northwest Territory. As governor of the Indiana Territory, he led a movement to suspend the provisions of the Northwest Ordinance and earned a reputation for

…  See more details below

Overview

Although William Henry Harrison died a month after becoming President, he lived a full and accomplished life before assuming the presidency. As a member of Congress, he sponsored legislation dividing the Northwest Territory. As governor of the Indiana Territory, he led a movement to suspend the provisions of the Northwest Ordinance and earned a reputation for acquiring large land cessions from the Indian tribes, winning the affection of white settlers and the animosity of Native Americans. Serving as brigadier general during the War of 1812, he then served in the Ohio legislature and the U.S. Senate, and was named minister to Colombia. This bibliography provides a guide to the literature on his extensive career.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Provides a comprehensive bibliography of written sources related to the life and career of President Harrison. Sources listed include manuscripts and archives, biographies, articles, dissertations, government documents, oral histories, libraries, museums, iconographic resources, and visual media. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313281679
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1998
Series:
Bibliographies of the Presidents of the United States Series, #9
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

KENNETH R. STEVENS is Associate Professor of history at Texas Christian University. He is the author of Border Diplomacy: The Caroline and McLeod Affairs in Anglo-American-Canadian Relations, 1837-1842. He was co-editor of The Diplomatic Papers of Daniel Webster.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >