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The Resource Franklin Pierce, Michael F. Holt

Franklin Pierce, Michael F. Holt

Label
Franklin Pierce
Title
Franklin Pierce
Statement of responsibility
Michael F. Holt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Creates a solid portrait of both man and President. Pierce, a New Englander known for his charm and good looks, traditionally ranks as one of our nation's worst leaders. Holt does not dispel or challenge any previous assessments but rather tries to explain the pre-Civil War President's actions. Holt's thesis is that Pierce's obsession with the Democratic Party and priority of party over country in the tumultuous 1850s in fact damaged his party and pushed the country more quickly toward war
Member of
Summary
Argues that President Franklin Pierce was consumed by an obsessed drive to unify the Whig party rather than the country, leading to decisions that ultimately ruptured the party and brought the United States closer to Civil War
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
357154
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holt, Michael F.
Dewey number
  • 973.6/6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The American presidents series
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pierce, Franklin
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Franklin Pierce, Michael F. Holt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-144) and index
Contents
A precocious start -- War, sectional crisis, and election -- No "timid forebodings of evil from expansion" -- Patronage, policy, and political realignment -- Defeat -- Retirement
Control code
ocn435711537
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 154 p.
Isbn
9780805087192
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009036425
System control number
(OCoLC)435711537
Label
Franklin Pierce, Michael F. Holt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-144) and index
Contents
A precocious start -- War, sectional crisis, and election -- No "timid forebodings of evil from expansion" -- Patronage, policy, and political realignment -- Defeat -- Retirement
Control code
ocn435711537
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 154 p.
Isbn
9780805087192
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009036425
System control number
(OCoLC)435711537

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