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John C. Calhoun : American portrait

Author: Margaret L Coit; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1950.
Series: Sentry editions, 5
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The biography of the politican from South Carolina traces his life from its beginnings through his service as the Vice President of the United States under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson and as the Secretary of State in the lead up to the Civil War. With his peers Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, known collectively as the Great Triumvirate, he brokered many deals intended to preserve the Union.
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Coit, Margaret L.
John C. Calhoun, American portrait.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1950
(OCoLC)563797955
Named Person: John C Calhoun; John C Calhoun; John C Calhoun; John C Calhoun; John Caldwell Calhoun; John C Calhoun
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret L Coit; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
OCLC Number: 426540
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1951.
Description: ix, 593 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The heritage --
For God and Timothy Dwight --
Years of growth --
The birth of a patriot --
Of courts and courting --
The second American Revolution --
Young Hercules --
Toward a broadening union --
Mr. Secretary of War --
The master of Dumbarton Oaks --
Mr. Vice-President Calhoun --
A unionist comes home --
Petty arts --
America grows up --
Blue cockades and dueling pistols --
Force and counter-force --
Calhoun at war --
The age of Jackson --
Slavery --
the theory and the fact --
Floride --
Years of decision --
Calhoun and the Lone Star --
The master of Fort Hill --
America in mid-century --
A nation-sized American --
The rising storm --
The statesman and the man --
No compromise with destiny --
When Rome survived --
Minority champion.
Series Title: Sentry editions, 5
Responsibility: by Margaret L. Coit.

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The biography of the politican from South Carolina traces his life from its beginnings through his service as the Vice President of the United States under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson and as the Secretary of State in the lead up to the Civil War. With his peers Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, known collectively as the Great Triumvirate, he brokered many deals intended to preserve the Union.

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