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Correspondence of James K Polk

Author : James Knox Polk
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Vol. 13 Michael David Cohen, editor ; Bradley J. Nichols, editorial assistant.

Correspondence of James K Polk 1839 1841

Author : James Knox Polk
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Vol. 13 Michael David Cohen, editor ; Bradley J. Nichols, editorial assistant.

Correspondence of James K Polk 1842 1843

Author : James Knox Polk
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Vol. 13 Michael David Cohen, editor ; Bradley J. Nichols, editorial assistant.

Slavemaster President

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James Polk was President of the United States from 1845 to 1849, a time when slavery began to dominate American politics. Polk's presidency coincided with the eruption of the territorial slavery issue, which within a few years would lead to the catastrophe of the Civil War. Polk himself owned substantial cotton plantations-- in Tennessee and later in Mississippi-- and some 50 slaves. Unlike many antebellum planters who portrayed their involvement with slavery as a historical burden bestowed onto them by their ancestors, Polk entered the slave business of his own volition, for reasons principally of financial self-interest. Drawing on previously unexplored records, Slavemaster President recreates the world of Polk's plantation and the personal histories of his slaves, in what is arguably the most careful and vivid account to date of how slavery functioned on a single cotton plantation. Life at the Polk estate was brutal and often short. Fewer than one in two slave children lived to the age of fifteen, a child mortality rate even higher than that on the average plantation. A steady stream of slaves temporarily fled the plantation throughout Polk's tenure as absentee slavemaster. Yet Polk was in some respects an enlightened owner, instituting an unusual incentive plan for his slaves and granting extensive privileges to his most favored slave. Startlingly, Dusinberre shows how Polk sought to hide from public knowledge the fact that, while he was president, he was secretly buying as many slaves as his plantation revenues permitted. Shortly before his sudden death from cholera, the president quietly drafted a new will, in which he expressed the hope that his slaves might be freed--but only after he and his wife were both dead. The very next day, he authorized the purchase, in strictest secrecy, of six more very young slaves. By contrast with Senator John C. Calhoun, President Polk has been seen as a moderate Southern Democratic leader. But Dusinberre suggests that the president's political stance toward slavery-- influenced as it was by his deep personal involvement in the plantation system-- may actually have helped precipitate the Civil War that Polk sought to avoid.

James K Polk Volume II

Author : Charles Grier Sellers
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This definitive biography of James K. Polk, the second of three projected volumes, covers the most important years of Polk's political career-from a twice-defeated gubernatorial candidate in Tennessee to dark-horse candidate for the presidency and one of the most successful first eighteen months of any American president. The months of Polk’s administration covered here contain the bulk of his expansionist program-the annexation of Texas, the settlement of the Oregon boundary with Great Britain, and the war with Mexico that led to the acquisition of California and New Mexico. This period also covers the first session of the 29th Congress, which produced under Polk’s guidance the most important domestic legislation of any Congress of the century. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Humanities

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Manifest Destiny s Underworld

Author : Robert E. May
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Offering the first full-scale analysis of the filibustering movement, Robert May relates the often-tragic stories of illegal expeditions into Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and other Latin American countries and details surprising numbers of aborted plots, as well. May investigates why thousands of men joined filibustering expeditions, how they were financed, and why the U.S. government had little success in curtailing them. Surveying antebellum popular media, he shows how the filibustering phenomenon infiltrated the American psyche in newspapers, theater, music, advertising, and literature. Condemned abroad as pirates, frequently in language strikingly similar to modern American denunciations of foreign terrorists, the filibusters were often celebrated at home as heroes who epitomized the spirit of Manifest Destiny--Publisher's Website.

Simon and Schuster Crossword Puzzle Book

Author : Eugene T. Maleska
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This book contains 50 original puzzles created by two world-renowned experts. Ranging from fairly simple, straightforward crosswords to those that are exhilaratingly difficult, there is something here to satisfy everyone.

The American Party Battle

Author : Joel H Silbey
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The nineteenth century was the heyday of furious contention between American political parties, and Joel Silbey has recaptured the drama and substance of those battles in a representative sampling of party pamphlets. The nature of political controversy, as well as the substance of politics, is embedded in these party documents which both united and divided Americans. Unlike today's party platforms, these pamphlets explicated real issues and gave insight into the society at large.

Who s who in America

Author : John William Leonard
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Vols. 28-30 accompanied by separately published parts with title: Indices and necrology.

Saturday Review

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Antiquarian Bookman

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Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats A Reference Guide

Author : Mark R. Cheathem Ph.D.
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This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate. • Provides biographical sketches of prominent Democratic figures • Includes comprehensive coverage of political parties between the Revolution and the Civil War • Features an essay from a Jacksonian-era political expert • Incorporates the most recent scholarship to help explain the Democrats' rise to power

The Saturday Review of Literature Index

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United States Latin American Relations 1800 1850

Author : Thomas Ray Shurbutt
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To make sense of these relationships, this volume concentrates on Central America, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Describing the particular paths taken by each of the formation of relations with the United States, Shurbutt and his colleagues focus on the American diplomatic community and its effectiveness in tense political situations.

Book Review Index

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Martin Van Buren and the Re organization of the Democratic Party 1841 1844

Author : Gordon Elliott Parks
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Senior High Core Collection

Author : Raymond W. Barber
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Government Publications of the United States September 5 1774 March 4 1881

Author : Benjamin Perley Poore
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Rehearsal for Republicanism

Author : John Mayfield
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