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The presidency of Franklin Pierce

Author: Larry Gara
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1991.
Series: American presidency series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of American expansionism and diplomacy during Pierce's administration.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gara, Larry.
Presidency of Franklin Pierce.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1991
(OCoLC)630907342
Named Person: Franklin Pierce; Franklin Pierce; Franklin Pierce
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Gara
ISBN: 0700604944 9780700604944
OCLC Number: 23145388
Description: xiv, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The American landscape: 1852 --
Dark horse from the granite state: the election of 1852 --
Prescription for trouble: the administration of Franklin Pierce --
Sources of division: the president and Congress --
A polarized society: fugitive slaves and bleeding Kansas --
Foreign policy: land, trade, and influence --
The final act: the election of 1856.
Series Title: American presidency series.
Responsibility: Larry Gara.

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Gara provides a clear, tough-minded analysis of the Pierce administration and a fair, though generally negative, assessment of the man and the president.  Read more...

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