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Martin Van Buren : law, politics, and the shaping of Republican ideology

Author: Jerome Mushkat; Joseph G Rayback
Publisher: DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1828, Martin Van Buren discontinued his profession as a lawyer to become a full-time politician, yet his formative years as an attorney provided the critical ideological basis for his presidency. Mushkat and Rayback offer the first historical investigation of the nature, scope, and significance of Van Buren's legal practice as they trace the development of his republican ideology. Rather than a static set of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Martin Van Buren; Martin Van Buren; Martin Van Buren
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Mushkat; Joseph G Rayback
ISBN: 087580229X 9780875802299
OCLC Number: 36746344
Description: x, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of a Republican dual career --
Legal training, the dual career, and Republicanism --
The dual career begins --
Republicanism in law and politics --
Republicanism and property law --
Distributive justice and legal instrumentalism --
Becoming a Republican state attorney general --
Republicanism and state attorney general : phase one --
Republicanism and state attorney general : phase two --
Republicanism in a new era --
The dual career ends --
Martin Van Buren's legal and political world.
Responsibility: Jerome Mushkat and Joseph G. Rayback.
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Consulting a range of legal sources, this text offers a biographical approach to the American president, Martin Van Buren. It examines Van Buren's place in American political and legal history and  Read more...

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