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David Crockett in Congress : the rise and fall of the poor man's friend : with collected correspondence, selected speeches and circulars

Author: James R Boylston; Allen J Wiener
Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Bright Sky Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the life and accomplishments of the frontiersman and Congressman who died defending the Alamo.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Boylston; Allen J Wiener
ISBN: 9781933979519 1933979518
OCLC Number: 318426723
Description: 336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I: David Crockett in Congress -- "I Will Not Set Silently" -- The Early Years; "To Make of Your Citizen a Landholder" -- The Tennessee Land Bill (1821-1829); "Compelled to Stand Alone" -- The 1829 Election; "The Best Provision I Could Make" -- The Tennessee Land Bill (1829-1830); "A Good Honest Vote" -- The Indian Removal Bill (1830); "Determined to Persevere" -- The Elections of 1831 & 1833; "The Government of One Man" -- The Second Bank of the United States (1834-1835); "They Came to See a Bar" -- Celebrity & the Election of 1835; Part II: David Crockett Correspondence; Part III: David Crockett Political Circulars; Part IV: Selected Speeches of David Crockett; Index of Key Names.
Responsibility: James R. Boylston and Allen J. Wiener.

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Countering the widespread historical persona of David Crockett as little more than a coonskin-capped, buckskin-clad frontier hero, this biography chronicles his life in politics, revealing him  Read more...

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