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Salmon P. Chase : a biography

Author: John Niven
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Salmon P. Chase was one of the preeminent men of nineteenth-century America. A majestic figure, tall and stately, Chase was a leader in the fight to end slavery, a brilliant administrator who as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury provided crucial funding for a vastly expensive war. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court during the turmoil of Reconstruction, he was the presiding officer of the impeachment trial of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Salmon P Chase; Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P Chase; Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon Portland Chase
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Niven
ISBN: 0195046536 9780195046533
OCLC Number: 30110173
Description: xii, 546 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Threshold --
Trials and triumphs --
The young professional --
Upward bound --
A distant shore --
To recognize the distinctions --
Climbing the slippery pole --
"Free soil, free labor and free men" --
Among the great --
Mid-passage --
Independent Democrat --
An uncertain future --
On the campaign trail --
As others see us --
For the good of the party --
Defeat at the summit --
Visit to Springfield --
Loaves and fishes --
War --
No other recourse --
Military moves and missions --
High stakes --
Emancipation with exceptions --
Mixed results --
Old greenbacks --
Bad company --
"It is a big fish" --
"So help me God" --
A trip south --
Universal suffrage, universal amnesty --
Impeachment --
One clear call.
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Salmon P. Chase was one of the principal political figures in the Civil War period. A rival of Abraham Lincoln for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1860, he subsequently became Secretary of  Read more...

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