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Andrew Jackson, his life and times

Author: H W Brands
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. Historian Brands follows Jackson from his days as rebellious youth, risking execution to free the Carolinas during the Revolutionary War, to his years as a young lawyer and congressman from the newly settled frontier state  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brands, H.W.
Andrew Jackson, his life and times.
New York : Doubleday, 2005
(OCoLC)607623632
Online version:
Brands, H.W.
Andrew Jackson, his life and times.
New York : Doubleday, 2005
(OCoLC)607870199
Named Person: Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H W Brands
ISBN: 0385507380 9780385507387
OCLC Number: 57754271
Performer(s): Read by Chuck Montgomery.
Description: xi, 620 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Child of the revolution (1767-1805) --
Son of the West (1805-1814) --
American hero (1814-1821) --
The people's president (1821-1837) --
Patriarch of democracy (1837-1845).
Responsibility: H.W. Brands.
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The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. Historian Brands follows Jackson from his days as rebellious youth, risking execution to free the Carolinas during the Revolutionary War, to his years as a young lawyer and congressman from the newly settled frontier state of Tennessee. As general of the Tennessee militia, his famous rout of the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 made him a national hero. But it is Jackson's presidency that won him a place among America's greatest leaders. A man of the people, he sought to make the country a genuine democracy, governed by and for the people. Although respectful of states' rights, when his home state threatened to secede, he promised to march down with 100,000 federal soldiers should it dare.--From publisher description.

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