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The invincible Duff Green : Whig of the West

Author: W Stephen Belko
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on previously unexploited primary sources, Belko illuminates the wide-ranging influence of Duff Green as land speculator, entrepreneur, lawyer, militia officer, politician, and newspaper editor. Disputing common assumption, Green is portrayed as a political moderate and independent westerner who played a fundamental role in the shaping of Jacksonian America"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Belko, W. Stephen, 1967-
Invincible Duff Green.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607824473
Named Person: Duff Green; Andrew Jackson; Duff Green
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Stephen Belko
ISBN: 0826216471 9780826216472
OCLC Number: 62430755
Description: ix, 483 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Nascent Jacksonian: ancestry, Kentucky days, and the emergence of a western democrat --
I: The making of a Jacksonian: Missouri years (1816-1826) --
Land speculator, lawyer, merchant, and general --
politics and panic --
New pursuits and a new career --
II: the election of 1828: Jacksonian partisan --
Ideology, party system, and party press --
Defense of Jackson, attack on the coalition and the corrupt bargain --
The Calhoun factor --
The issues: tariff, internal improvements, and slavery --
Victory! --
III: Jackson's first administration (1829-1833): Jacksonian apostate --
Appointments and patronage --
The rise of the globe --
The Jackson-Calhoun correspondence --
The Eaton affairs --
The election of 1832 --
IV: Jackson's second administration (1833-1837): Jacksonian adversary --
The nullification crisis --
The bank war --
Slavery --
V: Defeat, dejection, and diversions: Jacksonian American --
The printing business --
The election of 1836 --
New pursuits --
VI: Agent of Manifest destiny: Jacksonian expansionist --
England --
England and Texas --
England, Texas, and Mexico --
Little hickory's wars --
Jacksonian capitalist and territorial expansion --
The last years of a Jacksonian American.
Responsibility: W. Stephen Belko.
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