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The presidency of Martin Van Buren

Author: Major L Wilson
Publisher: Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, ©1984.
Series: American presidency series.
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"Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States, has been judged harshly by some historians as a politician by trade and a spoilsman without principles, a "little magician" who was interested only in his own advancement. This volume provides a thorough recounting of the events and decisions of Van Buren's White House years (1837-1841), and adds to the positive reappraisal of Van Buren as an able statesman  Read more...
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Wilson, Major L.
Presidency of Martin Van Buren.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1984
(OCoLC)557540877
Online version:
Wilson, Major L.
Presidency of Martin Van Buren.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1984
(OCoLC)604317329
Named Person: Martin Van Buren; Martin Van Buren
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Major L Wilson
ISBN: 0700602380 9780700602384
OCLC Number: 9853493
Description: xiii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
A restless nation --
The road to the White House --
The panic of 1837 --
A proposal of divorce --
The meaning of divorce --
A separation without divorce --
The second Declaration of Independence --
Peace with honor --
Running the shop --
The last step --
Notes --
Bibliographical essay --
Index.
Series Title: American presidency series.
Responsibility: Major L. Wilson.

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"Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States, has been judged harshly by some historians as a politician by trade and a spoilsman without principles, a "little magician" who was interested only in his own advancement. This volume provides a thorough recounting of the events and decisions of Van Buren's White House years (1837-1841), and adds to the positive reappraisal of Van Buren as an able statesman and effective chief executive. Wilson stresses that Van Buren faced the major problems of his presidency with courage and consistency, and that he brought repose to a nation wrenched both by sectional differences and by the violent fluctuations of economic expansion and contraction."--Publisher.

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