Calhoun : American heretic
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New York : Basic Books, 2021.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780465096442, 0465096441
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Amherst Jones Library - Lower Level973.5 CALHOUN (Elder)Available
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Dudley Pearle L Crawford Memorial Library - BiographyB CALHOUN 2021Available
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Harvard Public Library - NonfictionB CALHOUNAvailable
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Published
New York : Basic Books, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 640 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780465096442, 0465096441

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-622) and index.
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Describes the life of the American statesman and political theorist who served as Vice President under John Quincy Adams and argued in favor of slavery and laid the groundwork for the South to secede the Union.
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"A new biography of the intellectual father of Southern secession--the man who set the scene for the Civil War, and whose political legacy still shapes America today. John C. Calhoun is among the most notorious and enigmatic figures in American political history. First elected to Congress in 1810, Calhoun went on to serve as secretary of war and vice president. But he is perhaps most known for arguing in favor of slavery as a "positive good" and for his famous doctrine of "state interposition," which laid the groundwork for the South to secede from the Union--and arguably set the nation on course for civil war. Calhoun has catapulted back into the public eye in recent years, as some observers connected the strain of radical politics he developed to the tactics and extremism of the modern Far Right, and as protests over racial injustice have focused on his legacy. In this revelatory biographical study, historian Robert Elder shows that Calhoun is even more broadly significant than these events suggest, and that his story is crucial for understanding the political climate in which we find ourselves today. By excising Calhoun from the mainstream of American history, he argues, we have been left with a distorted understanding of our past and no way to explain our present"--,Provided by publisher.

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