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William Henry Seward

Author: Glyndon G Van Deusen
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In-depth biography of William Henry Seward, who served in the New York State Senate, as governor of New York (1839-1943), and in the United States Senate (1849-1861). A close adviser to Pres. Abraham Lincoln, he served as U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869). He helped prevent foreign recognition of the Confederacy and obtained settlement in the Trent Affair.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Van Deusen, Glyndon G. (Glyndon Garlock), 1897-
William Henry Seward.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)560314367
Online version:
Van Deusen, Glyndon G. (Glyndon Garlock), 1897-
William Henry Seward.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)606347438
Named Person: William H Seward; William H Seward; William Henry Seward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glyndon G Van Deusen
OCLC Number: 426046
Description: xi, 666 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Contents: Portrait of an ambitious young man --
A budding politician --
Family and fortune --
Road to the governor's mansion --
Governor Seward : philosophy and practice --
The fortunes of political war --
New horizons --
Political maneuvers --
"A higher law" --
Aftermath --
Twilight of the Whigs --
A frustrated Republican --
Seedtime --
The higher destiny --
The best laid plans --
Into the breach once more --
To save the Union --
Head of the family --
Crisis and responsibility --
An aggressive diplomat --
The Trent Affair --
Calm and storm --
Seward and Lincoln --
The difficult British --
Other aspects of wartime diplomacy --
Of war and peace, and freedom --
A possible road to the White House --
Private lives --
A maelstrom and a plan --
Seward and Johnson --
Political disaster --
The end of political dreams --
Maximilian --
The Alabama Claims --
Westward the Star of Empire --
The quest for island outposts --
Toward the Aurora Borealis --
The last phase.
Responsibility: [by] Glyndon G. Van Deusen.

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In-depth biography of William Henry Seward, who served in the New York State Senate, as governor of New York (1839-1943), and in the United States Senate (1849-1861). A close adviser to Pres. Abraham Lincoln, he served as U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869). He helped prevent foreign recognition of the Confederacy and obtained settlement in the Trent Affair.

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