The legacy of Andrew Jackson : essays on democracy, Indian removal, and slavery / Robert V. Remini.

By: Remini, Robert Vincent, 1921-Material type: TextTextSeries: Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern historyPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1990, c1988Edition: Louisiana pbk. edDescription: xii, 117 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0807116424 (pbk.)Subject(s): Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837 | Indians of North America -- Relocation | Slavery -- United States
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Andrew Jackson has fascinated historians and public alike ever since he emerged on the US political scene in the early 19th century. Remini has been Jackson's most prolific researcher, and has only recently concluded a three-volume biography of the "hero of New Orleans" (Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Empire, 1767-1821, 1977; Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832, CH, Nov '81; Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845, CH, Oct '84). This brief volume is Remini's contribution to the Walter Fleming Lectures at Louisiana State University. Here, he focuses on three major aspects of Jackson's career and legacy: the emergence of the doctrines of democracy to replace those of republicanism, Indian removal, and the question of slavery. In each essay, Remini explores the pertinent issues and sketches the appropriate historical background. He also remains solidly pro-Jackson throughout, defending Old Hickory from other historians' slings and arrows. This volume presents a valuable introduction to the major themes of Jackson's life and presidency. It stands as a valuable short study for all undergraduates and the public at large. -J. Andrew, Franklin and Marshall College

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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.

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