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The birth of empire : DeWitt Clinton and the American experience, 1769-1828

Author: Evan Cornog
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Birth of Empire chronicles not only the life of an important political leader but the accomplishments that underlay his success. As mayor of New York City, for example, Clinton was instrumental in the founding of the public-school system. He sponsored countless measures to promote cultural enrichment as well as educational opportunities for New Yorkers, and helped to establish and lead such institutions as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: DeWitt Clinton; De Witt Clinton; DeWitt Clinton; DeWitt Clinton; DeWitt Clinton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Cornog
ISBN: 0195119495 9780195119497
OCLC Number: 38174234
Description: x, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Gentlemen of New York --
Political Apprentice --
Political Journeyman --
Clintonians and Burrites --
Mayor Clinton --
Clintonian Culture --
Clintonians and Quids --
New York and the Nation --
Launching the Canal --
Clintonian Intellect --
The Governor --
Resurrection --
The Canal and Its Consequences --
End of a Career.
Responsibility: Evan Cornog.
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A biography relating the life of DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), one of America's strongest political leaders in the early 19th century. It examines his patrician sentiments, his form of party politics  Read more...

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The book's brevity allows it to be read in a single pleasurable sitting ... Cornog has told an important story with a clarity and passion that are most welcomed Reviews in American History, Vol.27 Read more...

 
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