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William Henry Harrison by Kenneth R. 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 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.

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)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements

Chronology of the Life of William Henry Harrison

Manuscript and Archival Resources

Writings and Speeches of William Henry Harrison

Biographical Publications

Family Background and Early Development

Early Military Career, 1791-1798

Territorial Official, 1798-1812

The War of 1812 and Its Aftermath

Political Activities, 1816-1834

Presidential Campaign of 1836

Presidential Campaign of 1840

Presidency, March 4, 1841-April 4, 1841

Funeral Sermons, Eulogies, Orations, and the Memorial Fast

Associates of William Henry Harrison

Private Life

Historiographical Materials


Visual Media

Author Index

Subject Index

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