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Lewis Cass and the politics of moderation

Author: Willard Carl Klunder
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 1996.
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Drawing upon Lewis Cass's private papers, correspondence and published works, Willard Klunder provides a detailed biography of the man who was Democratic spokesman for the Old Northwest for more than  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Klunder, Willard Carl, 1947-
Lewis Cass and the politics of moderation.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604506793
Online version:
Klunder, Willard Carl, 1947-
Lewis Cass and the politics of moderation.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)609976317
Named Person: Lewis Cass; Lewis Cass; Lewis Cass
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willard Carl Klunder
ISBN: 0873385365 9780873385367
OCLC Number: 32924594
Description: xiv, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Youth and soldier (1782-1813): "I saw the Constitution born" --
Governor of Michigan Territory (1813-1831): "A more consummate politician ... will rarely be found" --
Secretary of War (1831-1836): "An amiable talented man" --
Minister to France (1836-1842): "I have presumed that I express the feelings of the American government and people" --
Candidate for the presidential nomination (1842-1844): "The best man, undoubtedly, for the Democrats" --
United States Senator (1845-1848): "In these great questions of national bearing, I acknowledge no geographical claims" --
Democratic presidential candidate (1848): "A statesman renowned for his patience, wisdom, and energy" --
The presidential election of 1848: "The election of Gen. Cass is certain, but that of Gen. Taylor is a little more so" --
United States Senator (1849-1857): "Life is a compromise ... from the cradle to the grave" --Secretary of State and Union advocate (1857-1866): "I am sometimes filled with apprehension ... I may yet outlive the Union and Constitution of my country" --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Willard Carl Klunder.

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