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John C. Calhoun : a biography

Author: Irving H Bartlett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this important and highly readable biography of John C. Calhoun, Irving Bartlett sees a man almost unique in American history, a lifelong politician who was also a profound political philosopher. Born on the South Carolina frontier, Calhoun grew up in a postrevolutionary culture which valued both African slavery and the republican ideology of the Founding Fathers. He was orphaned in his teens and, with almost no  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John C Calhoun; John C Calhoun; John C Calhoun
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving H Bartlett
ISBN: 0393034763 9780393034769
OCLC Number: 27266750
Description: 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Casting the iron --
Education, marriage, and career --
The war hawk --
Secretary of war --
The election of 1824 --
Vice president with his own agenda --
The architect of nullification --
The compromise of 1833 --
Assaulting the President --
Making the proslavery argument --
Outfoxing the fox --
The iron man at home --
Master of Fort Hill --
"If it is ever intended, now is the time" --
Secretary of state --
The peace senator --
"Mexico is to us the forbidden fruit" --
"Having faithfully done my duty."
Other Titles: Calhoun
Responsibility: Irving H. Bartlett.

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A biography of John C. Calhoun - Yale graduate, lawyer, state legislator, Congressman and Vice-President of the United States under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Irving Bartlett explains the  Read more...

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