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Peterson, Norma Lois

Overview
Works: 10 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 2,065 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Academic theses  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E391, 973.580922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norma Lois Peterson
The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler by Norma Lois Peterson( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wearied by the hotly contested "Log Cabin and Hard Cider" campaign that unseated the Democratic incumbent, Martin Van Buren, Harrison succumbed to pneumonia after only one month in office, the first chief executive to die in the White House. His death precipitated a governmental crisis, which Vice President John Tyler promptly resolved--to the consternation of his Whig Party--by claiming the office and title of president, thus setting a precedent that only later was codified in the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Instead of the pliable Harrison, the Whigs confronted in Tyler a tenacious defender of presidential prerogative and a formidable foe of their plan to establish congressional supremacy over the executive branch. Threatened with impeachment, repeatedly exhorted to resign, banished from the Whig Party, abandoned by his cabinet, and burned in effigy, Tyler stood firm and maintained the integrity of the presidential office. Peterson argues that the Tyler administration deserves more credit than it has received for what was accomplished--and preserved--under difficult circumstances."--Publisher
Freedom and franchise; the political career of B. Gratz Brown by Norma Lois Peterson( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Gratz Brown was a dynamic Missourian who served his state as legislator, United States senator, and governor (1871-73). He was influential also as editor of the Missouri Democrat and as founder and vice-presidential candidate (1972) of the Liberal Republican party. This first published biography of Brown traces his political career, which spanned the years between 1852 and 1873, and, using him as a focal point, indicates the complexity of border state politics before, during and after the Civil War. Brown ran the gamut of political parties - Whig, Benton Democrat, Republican, Radical, Liberal Republican, and Democrat. On the question of slavery he changed in a few years from a middle-of-the-road position to abolitionism and, in the postwar years, to advocacy of universal suffrage and universal amnesty. Professor Peterson investigates Brown's motives for these shifts in party affiliation and reversals of policy. Her study reveals from a new perspective the activities of the Blair family, Thomas Hart Benton, John Charles Fremont, Carl Schurz, Horace Greeley, and many others. In part political opportunist and in part idealist, Brown was not unique among politically active men of this period; his life reflects the difficulties faced by many of this contemporaries. Professor Peterson remarks: "Was inconsistency a characteristic of the 'blundering generation, ' or was it an expression of 'pragmatism in politics' - of events controlling men rather than men controlling events? Whatever the answer, Gratz Brown's career illustrates the problems and some of the solutions that marked one of the nation's most troubled periods."
Littleton Waller Tazewell by Norma Lois Peterson( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shade of my own fig tree : family information from Peterson's Tazewell by Norma Lois Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B. Gratz Brown, the rise of a radical, 1850-1863 by Norma Lois Peterson( )

4 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early political career of B. Gratz Brown exemplifies the instability of American politics in the 1850's and 1860's, particularly in Missouri. During these years he witnessed, and in some instances influenced, the growing rift in the ranks of the Democratic Party, the decline of the Whigs, the search for a neutral politcal stand between extremists of North and South, and the rise and development of the Republican Party and its subsequent control by the Radicals. ... Almost immediately he became involved in Missouri politics. Discarding his Whig leanings, Brown joined the Blairs in supporting Thomas Hart Benton, and it was as a Benton Democrat that he rose to prominence in St. Louis. ... In a little more than a decade Brown had shifted his political loyalties several times, and each change was due mainly to his desire for political advancement. Beginning as a Whig, he became a Benton Democrat, then a founder of the Opposition coalition, a Republican, and a Radical. He was determined to win, and was astute enough to realize which faction was currently capable of commanding the most political power. ... While serving in the Senate he gained national recognition as a leading Radical and opponent of the Lincoln Administration, but, after returning to Missouri in 1867, Brown again shifted ground and became a leader in the Liberal Republican movement. In 1870 he was elected Governor of Missouri and in 1872 became the vice-presidential candidate of the Liberal Republican Party. In 1876 he officiallly rejoined the Democratic Party and remained a member until his death in 1885
William S. Stewart letters : January 13, 1861, to December 4, 1862 by William S Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson memorial essays : presented as a special tribute to Norma Lois Peterson, teacher, scholar, friend( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of American military intervention in the Dominican Republic, 1905-1916 by Norma Lois Peterson( )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler by Norma Lois Peterson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The use of biography in history by Norma Lois Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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English (25)