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Author Bicknell, John.

Title America 1844 [electronic resource] : Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation / John Bicknell.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, 2014.


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Summary The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell details these compelling events in this unusual history book. He explains how the election of James K. Polk assured the expansion that brought Texas, California, and Oregon into the union. This took place amidst anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic violence, the belief in the imminent second coming of Christ, the murder of Joseph Smith, Charles Goodyear's patenting of vulcanized rubber, the near-death of President John Tyler in a freak naval explosion, and much more. All of these elements illustrate the competing visions of the American future and how Polk's victory cemented the vision of a continental nation.
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Subject Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1844.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1841-1845.
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Other Form: Print version: Bicknell, John. Religious fervor, westward expansion, and the presidential election that transformed the nation. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 2014. 9781613730102 (DLC)2014029126
ISBN 9781613730133 (e-pub)
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