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Andrew Jackson & his Indian wars / Robert V. Remini.

By: Remini, Robert Vincent, 1921-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking, c2001Description: xvi, 347 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0670910252 (alk. paper); 9780670910250 (alk. paper).Other title: Andrew Jackson and his Indian wars.Subject(s): Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Relations with Indians | Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1815-1875 | Indians of North America -- Relocation | Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1789-1869 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837 | United States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 973.5/6/092 LOC classification: E381 | .R413 2001
Contents:
Preface -- Chronology -- Making of an Indian fighter -- Fighting Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Creeks -- Old Hickory -- Creek war -- Sharp Knife -- Brothers, listen ... I am your friend and brother -- Indian commissioner -- To seize Florida -- First Seminole war -- Despoiling the Chickasaws -- Despoiling the Choctaws -- Making of a president -- Indian Removal Act -- Remove and be happy -- Andrew Jackson versus the Cherokee nation -- Second Seminole war -- Jackson's Indian legacy.
Review: "Andrew Jackson was fearless -- some would say ruthless -- in his single-minded focus on the security of the United States ...." --- inside cover.
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Preface -- Chronology -- Making of an Indian fighter -- Fighting Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Creeks -- Old Hickory -- Creek war -- Sharp Knife -- Brothers, listen ... I am your friend and brother -- Indian commissioner -- To seize Florida -- First Seminole war -- Despoiling the Chickasaws -- Despoiling the Choctaws -- Making of a president -- Indian Removal Act -- Remove and be happy -- Andrew Jackson versus the Cherokee nation -- Second Seminole war -- Jackson's Indian legacy.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-307) and index.

"Andrew Jackson was fearless -- some would say ruthless -- in his single-minded focus on the security of the United States ...." --- inside cover.

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Library Journal Review

Many Americans today tend to lay the sole blame for the Indian removals of the 1830s on the shoulders of Andrew Jackson. Award-winning historian and Jackson biographer Remini argues that this is a very simplistic view that betrays a lack of understanding of the circumstances surrounding removal. In this book he explains what happened and why, showing that national security interests protecting the southern border from English and Spanish machinations dominated Jackson's thinking throughout his life and that he firmly believed that separating Native Americans and whites was the only way to ensure the survival of tribal cultures. It is a story of negotiations, bribery, tribal politics, and war told in all its complexity and based on a lifetime of research and study. This well-written volume is accessible to students and general readers as well as scholars and specialists, and it belongs in most libraries. Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Robert V. Remini, professor emeritus of history & the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, won the National Book Award for his three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson. He is the author of numerous books on American history, including "The Battle of New Orleans" & biographies of Henry Clay & Daniel Webster. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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