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The Resource America's silver age ; : the statecraft of Clay-Webster-Calhoun

America's silver age ; : the statecraft of Clay-Webster-Calhoun

Label
America's silver age ; : the statecraft of Clay-Webster-Calhoun
Title
America's silver age ;
Title remainder
the statecraft of Clay-Webster-Calhoun
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a book as remarkable for its exuberant spirit as for its scholarly and distinguished prose, Gerald Johnson has brought gloriously alive the most brilliant period of our nation's history. America's Silver Age saw the country settling down after the stormy years of its founding, testing certain ideas and establishing policies which gave the government its permanent form. And the three men, so strangely dissimilar, who were chiefly responsible for the character of political events were the great triumvirate. Henry Clay, a pestilential fellow, a man of evil fame, but loved as few of his countrymen have been loved. John C. Calhoun, above everything correct, the very incarnation of the wrath of God. Daniel Webster, simple and direct, the contented debtor, the eloquent poet, the servant of big business. None of these men attained the presidency, but they refashioned the republic and determined certain American principles which endure to this day. Not least among their accomplishments, they determined the outcome of the Civil War. By stressing those events which can be defined as statecraft rather than politics, Gerald Johnson does full justice to the stature of his subjects, and incidentally draws startling parallels between Amerca's Silver Age and our own troubled times." --Taken from book jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
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1890-1980
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Johnson, Gerald W.
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Calhoun, John C.
  • Clay, Henry
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America's silver age ; : the statecraft of Clay-Webster-Calhoun
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: Gerald W. Johnson
  • "First edition."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
426524
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix pages, 1 leaf, 280 pages
Lccn
39010254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
frontispiece, plates, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1263762
Label
America's silver age ; : the statecraft of Clay-Webster-Calhoun
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: Gerald W. Johnson
  • "First edition."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
426524
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix pages, 1 leaf, 280 pages
Lccn
39010254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
frontispiece, plates, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1263762

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