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Author Remini, Robert V. (Robert Vincent), 1921-2013, author.

Title The life of Andrew Jackson / Robert V. Remini.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial Political Classics, 2009.

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Edition 1st Harper Perennial Political Classics edition.
Description xiv, 412, 18 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
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Note Condensation of the author's three-volume biography originally published 1977-1984 under titles: Andrew Jackson and the course of American empire, 1767-1821; Andrew Jackson and the course of American freedom, 1822-1832, and Andrew Jackson and the course of American democracy, 1833-1845.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Chronology of Jackson's life, 1767-1845 -- Genealogy of the Jackson family -- boy from the Waxhaw district -- Frontiersman and lawyer -- Congressman Jackson -- The duel -- Old Hickory -- The Creek War -- The battle of New Orleans -- Indian removal -- The first Seminole war -- Governor Jackson -- An era of corruption -- "Jackson and reform" -- The first people's inaugural -- The reform begins -- Political upheaval -- Return to reform -- The bank war begins -- Jackson and the Union -- The Union preserved -- "The grand triumphal tour" -- Panic! -- The end of the bank -- The Hermitage fire -- Jacksonian diplomacy -- Jacksonian democracy -- Texas -- Life in the White House -- Farewell -- Retirement -- The silver jubilee -- "We must regain Texas" -- "We will all meet in heaven."
Summary Never an apologist, Remini portrays Jackson as a foreceful, sometimes tragic, hero--a man whose strength and flaws were larger than life, a president whose conviction provided the nation with one of the most influential, colorful, and controversial administrations in our history.
Subject Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
ISBN 9780061807886 (pbk.)
0061807885 (pbk.)

 
    
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