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Andrew Jackson

By the late John William Ward
  • ISBN Code: : 0199923205
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Was the man who lent his name to "Jacksonian America" a rough-hewn frontiersman? A powerful, victorious general? Or merely a man of will? Separating myth from reality, John William Ward here demonstrates how Andrew Jackson captured the imagination of a generation of Americans and came to represent not just leadership but the ideal of courage, foresight, and ability.

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The Passions of Andrew Jackson

By Andrew Burstein
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 030742913X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Most people vaguely imagine Andrew Jackson as a jaunty warrior and a man of the people, but he was much more—a man just as complex and controversial as Jefferson or Lincoln. Now, with the first major reinterpretation of his life in a generation, historian Andrew Burstein brings back Jackson with all his audacity and hot-tempered rhetoric. The unabashedly aggressive Jackson came of age in the Carolinas during the American Revolution, migrating to Tennessee after he was orphaned at the age of fourteen. Little more than a poorly educated frontier bully when he first opened his public career, he was possessed of a controlling sense of honor that would lead him into more than one duel. As a lover, he fled to Spanish Mississippi with his wife-to-be before she was divorced. Yet when he was declared a national hero upon his stunning victory at the Battle of New Orleans, Jackson suddenly found the presidency within his grasp. How this brash frontiersman took Washington by storm makes a fascinating story, and Burstein tells it thoughtfully and expertly. In the process he reveals why Jackson was so fiercely loved (and fiercely hated) by the American people, and how his presidency came to shape the young country’s character.

Selling Andrew Jackson

By Rachel Stephens
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611178673
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 404
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Selling Andrew Jackson is the first book-length study of the American portrait painter Ralph E. W. Earl, who worked as Andrew Jackson's personal artist from 1817 until Earl's death in 1838. During this period Jackson held Earl in close council, even providing him residence at the Hermitage, Jackson's home in Tennessee, and at the White House during his presidency. In this well-researched and comprehensive volume, Rachel Stephens examines Earl's role in Jackson's inner circle and the influence of his portraits on Jackson's political career and historical legacy. By investigating the role that visual culture played in early American history, Stephens reveals the fascinating connections between politics and portraiture in order to challenge existing frameworks for grasping the inner workings of early nineteenth-century politics. Stephens argues that understanding the role Earl played within Jackson's coterie is critical to understanding the trajectory of Jackson's career. Earl, she concludes, should be credited with playing the propagandistic role of image-shaper—long before such a position existed within American presidential politics. Earl's portraits became fine art icons that changed in character and context as Jackson matured from the hero of the Battle of New Orleans to the first common-man president to the leader of the Democratic party, and finally to the rustic sage of the Hermitage. Jackson and Earl worked as a team to exploit an emerging political culture that sought pictures of famous people to complement the nation's exploding mass culture, grounded on printing, fast communications, and technological innovation. To further this cause, Earl operated a printmaking enterprise and used his portrait images to create engravings and lithographs to spread Jackson's influence into homes and businesses. Portraits became vehicles to portray political allegiances, middle-class cultural aspirations, and the conspicuous trappings of wealth and power. Through a comprehensive analysis of primary sources including those detailing Jackson's politics, contemporary political cartoons and caricatures, portraits and prints, and the social and economic history of the period, Stephens illuminates the man they pictured in new ways, seeking to broaden the understanding of such a complicated figure in American history.

Andrew Jackson's Farewell Address

By Andrew Jackson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : Fiction
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"Andrew Jackson's Farewell Address" by Andrew Jackson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Andrew Jackson

By Sean Wilentz
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1429900989
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The towering figure who remade American politics—the champion of the ordinary citizen and the scourge of entrenched privilege "It is rare that historians manage both Wilentz's deep interpretation and lively narrative." - Publishers Weekly The Founding Fathers espoused a republican government, but they were distrustful of the common people, having designed a constitutional system that would temper popular passions. But as the revolutionary generation passed from the scene in the 1820s, a new movement, based on the principle of broader democracy, gathered force and united behind Andrew Jackson, the charismatic general who had defeated the British at New Orleans and who embodied the hopes of ordinary Americans. Raising his voice against the artificial inequalities fostered by birth, station, monied power, and political privilege, Jackson brought American politics into a new age. Sean Wilentz, one of America's leading historians of the nineteenth century, recounts the fiery career of this larger-than-life figure, a man whose high ideals were matched in equal measure by his failures and moral blind spots, a man who is remembered for the accomplishments of his eight years in office and for the bitter enemies he made. It was in Jackson's time that the great conflicts of American politics—urban versus rural, federal versus state, free versus slave—crystallized, and Jackson was not shy about taking a vigorous stand. It was under Jackson that modern American politics began, and his legacy continues to inform our debates to the present day.

A-Z of Poole

By Andrew Jackson
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1398100439
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Photography
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Explore the Dorset town of Poole in this fully illustrated A-Z guide to its history, people and places.

Andrew Jackson

By Peg Robinson
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  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : 1502635275
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 888
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Andrew Jackson was one of the most influential presidents in the history of the United States. Even in his own day, he was a controversial figure, and time has only increased the conflict. How was Andrew Jackson seen in his own time, and how is he seen in ours? What actions and beliefs did he represent that are still debated to this day? This biography presents readers with compelling details about the life and times of "Old Hickory, the People's President," and examines the conflicts that still divide our nation.

First State of the Union Address

By Andrew Jackson
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 704
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This address was given in 1829. The first focus of the address is on foreign relations, particularly with European nations. After that, his thoughts turn to Mexico where he feels America's advances have been met with some hostility.

Eighth State of the Union Address

By Andrew Jackson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 33
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 402
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"Eighth State of the Union Address" by Andrew Jackson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Fifth State of the Union Address

By Andrew Jackson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 21
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 825
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"Fifth State of the Union Address" by Andrew Jackson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Andrew Jackson Donelson

By Richard Douglas Spence
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  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Book Code : 0826504000
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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This richly detailed biography of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) sheds new light on the political and personal life of this nephew and namesake of Andrew Jackson. A scion of a pioneering Tennessee family, Donelson was a valued assistant and trusted confidant of the man who defined the Age of Jackson. One of those central but background figures of history, Donelson had a knack for being where important events were happening and knew many of the great figures of the age. As his uncle's secretary, he weathered Old Hickory's tumultuous presidency, including the notorious "Petticoat War." Building his own political career, he served as US chargé d'affaires to the Republic of Texas, where he struggled against an enigmatic President Sam Houston, British and French intrigues, and the threat of war by Mexico, to achieve annexation. As minister to Prussia, Donelson enjoyed a ringside seat to the revolutions of 1848 and the first attempts at German unification. A firm Unionist in the mold of his uncle, Donelson denounced the secessionists at the Nashville Convention of 1850. He attempted as editor of the Washington Union to reunite the Democratic party, and, when he failed, he was nominated as Millard Fillmore's vice-presidential running mate on the Know-Nothing party ticket in 1856. He lived to see the Civil War wreck the Union he loved, devastate his farms, and take the lives of two of his sons.

Poole Pubs

By Andrew Jackson
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445695103
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Cooking
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A fascinating tour of Poole’s pub scene, charting the town's taverns, alehouses and watering holes, from past centuries to more recent times.

The First Populist

By David S. Brown
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982191112
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A revelatory, timely, and masterful biography of President Andrew Jackson that offers a new perspective on this charismatic figure in the context of American populism—identifying the reasons for his unprecedented appeal as it shows us the man and politician in his full complexity. A number of bestselling and award-winning biographies have been written about the seventh president of the US, but none have positioned Andrew Jackson so firmly in the forefront of the country’s populist tradition. Now, historian David S. Brown traces Jackson’s unusual life and legacy and sheds new light on his place in our nation’s history, focusing on his role as a popular leader. Andrew Jackson rose from rural poverty to become the dominant figure in American politics between Jefferson and Lincoln. His reputation, however, defies easy description. Some regard him as the symbol of a powerful democratic movement that saw early 19th century suffrage restrictions recede for white men. Others stress his prominent role in removing Native American peoples from their ancestral lands, which were then opened to create a southern cotton kingdom, home to more than a million enslaved people. A self-defined champion of “farmers, mechanics, and laborers,” Jackson railed against the established ruling order, fostering a brand of democracy that struck a chord with the common man and helped catapult him into the presidency—he was the first westerner, first orphan, and thus far the only prisoner of war to occupy the office. Drawing on a wide range of research material, The First Populist takes a fresh look at Jackson’s public career, including the momentous Battle of New Orleans and the far-reaching Bank War; it reveals his marriage to an already married woman, a deadly duel with a Nashville dandy, and analyzes his magnetic hold on much of the country at the time. Presenting a full portrait of a controversial American life, The First Populist offers a new way to interpret Jackson’s legacy, connecting “Old Hickory” to a longer history of division, dissent, and partisanship that has come to define our current times.

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

By Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735213259
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
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Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn’t one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world—in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny. As they did in their two previous bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make history come alive with a riveting true story that will keep you turning the pages. You’ll finish with a new understanding of one of our greatest generals and a renewed appreciation for the brave men who fought so that America could one day stretch “from sea to shining sea.”

TIME Andrew Jackson

By The Editors of TIME
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  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Book Code : 1683309189
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Andrew Jackson remains one of AmericaÕs most extraordinary, influential and at times controversial leaders, defined by a brilliant military and political career that sought to advance the needs of the common man over those of the entrenched eliteÑin essence, giving rise to the idea of populism. This powerful TIME special edition, Andrew Jackson: An American Populist, examines the seventh president of the United States, his willful and combative style and his enduring legacy, and why it is so resonant today. Born of humble origins and orphaned as a child, Jackson became a lawyer, a brave and heroic general, and a United States senator before winning the presidency by besting John Quincy Adams, who had been born with great privilege. As a two-term president, Jackson distinguished himself with his skill at consensus-building as well as his quest to rout corruption out of the government. He could at times be woefully wrong: brutal in his treatment of American Indians and an unapologetic slave owner until his death. Yet as a gifted and strong-minded political tactician Jackson delivered significant legislative accomplishments, including keeping South Carolina in the union. After his presidency, Jackson retired to his plantation in Tennessee, the Hermitage, where he remained active in politics until he died. JacksonÕs life, actions and legacy are as important today as they were in his time. Through unmatched writing and storytelling as well as remarkable illustrations, Andrew Jackson: An American Populist delivers the full essence of the man.

The Reign of Andrew Jackson

By Frederic Austin Ogg
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465523138
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : United States
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Andrew Jackson Potter - The fighting parson of the Texan frontier

By Hiram Atwill Graves
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849649261
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: andrew-jackson-potter-the-fighting-parson-of-the-texan-frontier.pdf

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Andrew Jackson Potter was an Indian fighter, race rider, common soldier in the U. S. army, chaplain in C. S. army, and circuit rider on the Texan frontier at a time when it required courage and judgment. The book tells tales out of six years of Indian warfare in New Mexico and Arizona and reflects many wonderful events in his ministerial life on the frontier border of western Texas, during a long term of evangelical toils and personal combats with savage indians and during desperadoes, including many hair-breadth escapes.

Andrew Jackson's Presidency

By Christine Zuchora-Walske
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  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Book Code : 1512422789
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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In 1829 Andrew Jackson became the seventh president of the United States, the first who did not come from a wealthy, east coast family. Jackson led an adventurous—some would say notorious—life. More than any president before him, he sought to represent the voters—at this time, only white men—and the common people who, in his view, built and sustained the nation. In addition to supporting slavery, Jackson's policy of forcing American Indians to move West led to disaster, including the death of thousands on the Trail of Tears. President Jackson left a controversial legacy that modern Americans still grapple with.

In Defense of Andrew Jackson

By Bradley J. Birzer
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1621578437
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"He was a man of the frontier, self-made but appreciative of those who gave him their loyalty and support. He was, pure and simple, and American..." He was controversial in his time—and even more controversial in our own. Indian fighter, ardent patriot, hero of the War of 1812, the very embodiment of America’s democratic and frontier spirit, Andrew Jackson was an iconic figure. Today, Jackson is criticized and reviled – condemned as a slave-owner, repudiated as the president who dispatched the Indians down the “Trail of Tears,” dropped with embarrassment by the Democratic Party, and demanded by many to be removed from the twenty-dollar bill. Who is the real Andrew Jackson? The beloved Old Hickory whom Americans once revered? Or the villain who has become a prime target of the Social Justice Warriors? Using letters, diaries, newspaper columns, and notes, historian Bradley Birzer provides a fresh and enlightening perspective on Jackson —unvarnished, true to history, revealing why President Donald Trump sees Andrew Jackson as a political role model, and illustrating the strong parallels between the anxieties of Jacksonian America and the anxieties of the "Hillbilly Elegy" voting bloc of today. In this brilliant new book, Bradley Birzer makes the case that Jackson was… The epitome of the American frontier republican. Passionately devoted to individual liberty. A staunch proponent of Christian morality. Not only dedicated but also vital to the preservation of the Union. A significant and influential role model to President Donald J. Trump. In Defense of Andrew Jackson sets the record straight on our seventh president, revealing a radically new but historically accurate perspective on Jackson. “I’m not an Andrew Jackson fan, but I’m definitely a Bradley Birzer fan. His case for Old Hickory is as strong as any I’ve seen and deserves to be reckoned with.”- THOMAS E. WOODS JR., author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. “Most discussion of Andrew Jackson falls into predictable ruts, defaulting automatically to clichés that reflect more on our own time than his. Whether America is entering another ‘Jacksonian’ period depends upon understanding the first one more clearly, and we have Bradley Birzer to thank for taking up a spirited defense of this complicated man and his legacy.” - STEVEN F. HAYWARD, author of The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution 1980-1989. “Liberal revisionists have pounded Andrew Jackson down to the point where Democrats are ashamed to admit he founded their party. In Defense of Andrew Jackson sets the record straight on America’s first populist president.” - JAMES S. ROBBINS, author of Erasing America: Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past. “As a man and a military hero, Andrew Jackson is as American as they come. But in this timely biography, Bradley Birzer has managed to peel back layers of cliché and reveal our seventh president as a more complex human being than current textbooks allow.” - GLEAVES WHITNEY, director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.

Jacksonland

By Steve Inskeep
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101617772
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. Jacksonland is their story. One man we recognize: Andrew Jackson—war hero, populist, and exemplar of the expanding South—whose first major initiative as president instigated the massive expulsion of Native Americans known as the Trail of Tears. The other is a half-forgotten figure: John Ross—a mixed-race Cherokee politician and diplomat—who used the United States’ own legal system and democratic ideals to oppose Jackson. Representing one of the Five Civilized Tribes who had adopted the ways of white settlers—cultivating farms, publishing a newspaper in their own language, and sending children to school—Ross championed the tribes’ cause all the way to the Supreme Court. He gained allies like Senator Henry Clay, Chief Justice John Marshall, and even Davy Crockett. In a fight that seems at once distant and familiar, Ross and his allies made their case in the media, committed civil disobedience, and benefited from the first mass political action by American women. Their struggle contained ominous overtures of later events like the Civil War and set the pattern for modern-day politics. At stake in this struggle was the land of the Five Civilized Tribes. In shocking detail, Jacksonland reveals how Jackson, as a general, extracted immense wealth from his own armies’ conquest of native lands. Later, as president, Jackson set in motion the seizure of tens of millions of acres—“Jacksonland”—in today’s Deep South. Jacksonland is the work of renowned journalist Steve Inskeep, cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition, who offers here a heart-stopping narrative masterpiece, a tragedy of American history that feels ripped from the headlines in its immediacy, drama, and relevance to our lives. Harrowing, inspiring, and deeply moving, Inskeep’s Jacksonland is the story of America at a moment of transition, when the fate of states and nations was decided by the actions of two heroic yet tragically opposed men. CANDICE MILLARD, author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt “Inskeep tells this, one of the most tragic and transformative stories in American history, in swift, confident, colorful strokes. So well, and so intimately, does he know his subject that the reader comes away feeling as if Jackson and Ross’s epic struggle for the future of their nations took place yesterday rather than nearly two hundred years ago.”

Patriotic Fire

By Winston Groom
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307265315
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
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December 1814: its economy in tatters, its capital city of Washington, D.C., burnt to the ground, a young America was again at war with the militarily superior English crown. With an enormous enemy armada approaching New Orleans, two unlikely allies teamed up to repel the British in one of the greatest battles ever fought in North America.The defense of New Orleans fell to the backwoods general Andrew Jackson, who joined the raffish French pirate Jean Laffite to command a ramshackle army made of free blacks, Creole aristocrats, Choctaw Indians, gunboat sailors and militiamen. Together these leaders and their scruffy crew turned back a British force more than twice their number. Offering an enthralling narrative and outsized characters, Patriotic Fire is a vibrant recounting of the plots and strategies that made Jackson a national hero and gave the nascent republic a much-needed victory and surge of pride and patriotism.

Sharp Knife: Andrew Jackson and the American Indians

By Alfred A. Cave
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440860408
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : History
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Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book exposes Andrew Jackson's failure to honor and enforce federal laws and treaties protecting Indian rights, describing how the Indian policies of "Old Hickory" were those of a racist imperialist, in stark contrast to how his followers characterized him, believing him to be a champion of democracy. • Offers a chronological account of the life of Andrew Jackson, with particular attention to his interactions with Native American peoples as he advanced through various positions of power • Provides an extremely detailed look at Andrew Jackson's abuse of power in dealing with Native Americans and at the underlying racist ideology that, in Jackson's mind, justified his denial of the rights they had previously been guaranteed under federal law • Presents fascinating factual information that will interest general readers, in particular individuals concerned with the origins and impact of racism in American history; with the U.S. presidency; and with the abuse of presidential power

Andrew Jackson Davis : The Summerland Reader

By Andrew Jackson Davis
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 0244346402
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This reader is a condensed summation of some of the great themes taken from two of his books - ‘Answers to ever recurring questions’ and ‘The Harmonial Philosophy’. Our hope is that it will whet your appetite to read more of Andrews works. Some of the many subjects covered - Principles of Nature, Consciousness, Inner and Outer Worlds, Mind, Reason, Spirit, Soul, Spirit Body, Memory, Birth, Death, Hauntings, Dreams, Truth, Will, Religion, The Bible, Jesus, Pantheism, Progress, The afterlife, The central Laws, Creation, Marriage, Philosophy, Personal Power.

Fathers and Children

By Michael Paul Rogin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351520083
  • Total of Pages : 373
  • Category : History
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Rogin shows us a Jackson who saw the Indians as a menace to the new nation and its citizens. This volatile synthesis of liberal egalitarianism and an assault on the American Indians is the source of continuing interest in the sobering and important book.

Three Men of Destiny

By Billy Kennedy
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  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Book Code : 1932307966
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: three-men-of-destiny.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Looks at the Scots-Irish roots of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett, and offers information on their lives and times.

Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats: A Reference Guide

By Mark R. Cheathem Ph.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610694074
  • Total of Pages : 309
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: andrew-jackson-and-the-rise-of-the-democrats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate. • Provides biographical sketches of prominent Democratic figures • Includes comprehensive coverage of political parties between the Revolution and the Civil War • Features an essay from a Jacksonian-era political expert • Incorporates the most recent scholarship to help explain the Democrats' rise to power

Andrew Jackson

By George E. Stanley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 143911398X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: andrew-jackson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors

The Republic of Violence

By J.D. Dickey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1643139290
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : History
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: the-republic-of-violence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times bestselling author reveals the story of a nearly forgotten moment in American history, when mass violence was not an aberration, but a regular activity—and nearly extinguished the Abolition movement. The 1830s were the most violent time in American history outside of war. Men battled each other in the streets in ethnic and religious conflicts, gangs of party henchmen rioted at the ballot box, and assault and murder were common enough as to seem unremarkable. The president who presided over the era, Andrew Jackson, was himself a duelist and carried lead in his body from previous gunfights. It all made for such a volatile atmosphere that a young Abraham Lincoln said “outrages committed by mobs form the every-day news of the times.” The principal targets of mob violence were abolitionists and black citizens, who had begun to question the foundation of the U.S. economy — chattel slavery — and demand an end to it. Led by figures like William Lloyd Garrison and James Forten, the anti-slavery movement grew from a small band of committed activists to a growing social force that attracted new followers in the hundreds, and enemies in the thousands. Even in the North, abolitionists faced almost unimaginable hatred, with newspaper publishers, businessmen with a stake in the slave trade, and politicians of all stripes demanding they be suppressed, silenced or even executed. Carrying bricks and torches, guns and knives, mobs created pandemonium, and forced the abolition movement to answer key questions as it began to grow: Could nonviolence work in the face of arson and attempted murder? Could its leaders stick together long enough to build a movement with staying power, or would they turn on each other first? And could it survive to last through the decade, and inspire a new generation of activists to fight for the cause? J.D. Dickey reveals the stories of these Black and white men and women persevered against such threats to demand that all citizens be given the chance for freedom and liberty embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Their sacrifices and strategies would set a precedent for the social movements to follow, and lead the nation toward war and emancipation, in the most turbulent era of our republic of violence.

Andrew Jackson

By Robert V. Remini
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421413302
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: andrew-jackson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Volume Three covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was faced: the nullification crisis, the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River, the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

Andrew Jackson

By Megan M. Gunderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 161613111X
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: andrew-jackson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Andrew Jackson, beginning with his childhood in the Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina. Information about Jackson's early career as a lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years at the Hermitage, is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Jackson's military service in the American Revolution, during which he was a British prisoner, in the War of 1812, during which "Old Hickory" won the Battle of New Orleans, and in the First Seminole War, as well as his political career as a participant in the convention to write the Tennessee state constitution, the first Tennessee congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, a member of the U.S. Senate, a Tennessee Supreme Court judge, and military governor of Florida. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic president Jackson's administration, including the Indian Removal Act, the Ordinance of Nullification, his opposition to the Bank of the United States, and his censure by the U.S. Senate. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Long, Bitter Trail

By Anthony Wallace
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Book Code : 9781429934275
  • Total of Pages : 143
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: the-long-bitter-trail.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their lives.

Andrew Jackson Downing: Essential Texts

By Andrew Jackson Downing
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393733831
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: andrew-jackson-downing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of essential writings by the father of landscape architecture and the urban park movement in the United States. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815–1852), a much-sought-after designer, influential writer, and editor of The Horticulturist, was an internationally known shaper of opinion. Robert Twombly has selected thirty-three essays on Architecture and Building, Landscape Gardening, Parks and Other Public Places, Village Beautification, Horticulture, and Agricultural Education, and provides an introduction to Downing’s life and work and suggestions for further reading.