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Gallatin : America's Swiss founding father

Author: Nicholas Dungan
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2010.
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Examines the life of statesman Albert Gallatin and discusses his role in the formation of the United States.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Albert Gallatin; Albert Gallatin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Dungan
ISBN: 9780814721117 0814721117
OCLC Number: 627701106
Description: xiv, 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Getting to know Gallatin --
A son of Geneva 1761-1780 --
American beginnings 1780-1793 --
The Senate and the House 1793-1801 --
Jefferson's Secretary of the Treasury, 1801-1809 --
Madison's Secretary of the Treasury, 1809-1813 --
The debut of a diplomatist, 1813-1815 --
American minister to France, 1816-1823 --
Searching for stability, 1823-1829 --
The capstones of a career, 1830-1849 --
Conclusion: Gauging Gallatin's greatness.
Responsibility: Nicholas Dungan.

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