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Millard Fillmore

Verfasser/in: Paul Finkelman
Herausgeber: New York : Times Books, 2011.
Serien: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Ausgabe/Format   Gedrucktes Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Overview: The oddly named president whose shortsightedness and stubbornness fractured the nation and sowed the seeds of civil war. In the summer of 1850, America was at a terrible crossroads. Congress was in an uproar over slavery, and it was not clear if a compromise could be found. In the midst of the debate, President Zachary Taylor suddenly took ill and died. The presidency, and the crisis, now fell to the  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Name: Millard Fillmore; Millard Fillmore; Millard Fillmore
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 9780805087154 080508715X
OCLC-Nummer: 678924746
Beschreibung: xviii, 171 pages ; 22 cm.
Inhalt: Portrait of a young man from nowhere --
Texas, Mexico, and the vice presidency --
A heartbeat away --
The new president --
Manifest destiny and a Whig presidency --
A compromised presidency --
Defeat, failed resurrection, and retirement.
Serientitel: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Verfasserangabe: Paul Finkelman.
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In this eye-opening biography, the legal scholar and historian Finkelman reveals how Millard Fillmore's response to the crisis he inherited in 1850 set the country on a dangerous path that led to the  Weiterlesen…

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