Legal papers of Andrew Jackson / James W. Ely, Jr., Theodore Brown, Jr., editors ; William J. Harbison, consulting editor.

By: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845Contributor(s): Ely, James W, 1938- | Brown, Theodore, JrMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1987Description: lxvi, 420 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0870493558 (alk. paper); 9780870493553 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Law -- Tennessee -- Miscellanea | Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 | Lawyers -- Tennessee -- BiographyDDC classification: 347.73/32 | 347.3072 LOC classification: KF213.J29 | E59 1987
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Andrew Jackson is generally thought of as having been a soldier before his political career began. In this detailed volume, he is shown as a widely experienced attorney and trial court judge who left the law before age 40 for the military in order to expand his opportunities to increase his fortune and his station. A worthwhile introductory essay explains the legal system of early Tennessee, its operation, and some of its principal functionaries. Following the pattern set in studies of other legal raw materials, such as Legal Papers of John Adams, ed. by L.K. Wroth and H.B. Zobel (1965), the editors introduce each case study with a descriptive note setting out the facts and characters involved and its outcome. The literally reproduced documents of the litigation follow. For the most part, these are of less interest than the editors' note, although the occasional judicial opinion by Jackson displays some insight into his learning or judgment. This is not a book that anyone (other than a reviewer) will ever sit down and read through; but that is not its intent. Prodigious work has gone into this project. Searching, collecting, analyzing, editing, and writing of this nature consume years of effort. It is a component of the more comprehensive study of all the papers of Jackson; both that sum and its parts are important scholarly contributions to US history. -T. P. Campbell, Jr., Northeastern University

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