New PDF release: A Companion to the Antebellum Presidents 1837-1861

By Joel H. Silbey

ISBN-10: 1444339125

ISBN-13: 9781444339123

A better half to the Antebellum Presidents presents a chain of unique essays exploring our historic figuring out of the position and legacy of the 8 U.S. presidents who served within the major interval among 1837 and the beginning of the Civil conflict in 1861.

  • Explores and evaluates the evolving scholarly reception of Presidents Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan, together with their roles, behaviors, triumphs, and failures
  • Represents the 1st single-volume connection with assemble jointly the historiographic literature at the Antebellum Presidents
  • Brings jointly unique contributions from a crew of eminent historians and specialists at the American presidency
  • Reveals insights into presidential management within the region century major as much as the yank Civil War
  • Offers clean views into the principally forgotten males who served in the course of essentially the most decisive sector centuries of usa history

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As early as the multi-candidate presidential election of 1836, with its four Whig factional candidates, from different regions of the country, Daniel Howe points out, “party trumped sectionalism as a basis for political effectiveness” (Howe 2007: 488). The main point of most narratives, however, was that the tensions ­between North and South were deep, sustained, and steadily increasing during the antebellum years. Abolitionists and Free Soilers, united by their hostility to slavery, although divided by what that meant in policy terms – ending the institution in the abolitionist case, restricting it to its 22 joel h.

1960. Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800–1890. New York: Columbia University Press. Greenberg, Kenneth S. 1985. Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Gunderson, Robert. 1957. The Log-Cabin Campaign. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press. Hewitt, Nancy. 1984. Women’s Activism and Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822–1872. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Hofstadter, Richard. 1948. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It.

Southerners, not unexpectedly, reacted against perceived threats to their system and way of life so that more and more sectionally charged confrontation occurred, stimulated particularly by the acquisition of new territories. That event provoked angry turmoil in Congress over an issue that, as Michael Morrison suggests, had largely been a partisan one, as northerners and southerners now fought in Congress about whether slavery should be allowed into the new areas acquired from Mexico. The introduction of the antislavery extension Wilmot Proviso in 1846 markedly sharpened the confrontation only partially constrained by the legislative compromise that ­followed (M.

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