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The Resource James Buchanan and the political crisis of the 1850s, edited by Michael J. Birkner

James Buchanan and the political crisis of the 1850s, edited by Michael J. Birkner

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James Buchanan and the political crisis of the 1850s
Title
James Buchanan and the political crisis of the 1850s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael J. Birkner
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Buchanan entered the White House in March 1857, he seemed well positioned to accomplish his main objectives. A canny and seasoned politician from Pennsylvania with a reputation for moderation on slavery-related issues, Buchanan had a straightforward agenda: the amelioration of sectional tensions, the promotion of American prosperity, and the extension of the Democrats' control of the federal government. Four years later, Buchanan left Washington convinced that he had done his best and accomplished much. In fact, he left behind a shattered Democratic party, a new Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, and a ruptured Union. Except for a cadre of faithful Pennsylvania friends, Buchanan's reputation lay in ruins. He has consistently been ranked among the least effective presidents in American history
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E437
LC item number
.J36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Birkner, Michael J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buchanan, James
  • United States
Label
James Buchanan and the political crisis of the 1850s, edited by Michael J. Birkner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James Buchanan, the neutrality laws, and American invasions of Nicaragua
  • Robert E. May
  • James Buchanan, the election of 1860, and the demise of Jacksonian politics
  • Peter Knupfer
  • The presidency of James Buchanan : a reassessment
  • Kenneth M. Stampp [and others]
  • Introduction : Getting to know James Buchanan, again
  • Michael J. Birkner
  • Another look at the election of 1856
  • Michael F. Holt
  • Dough in the hands of the doughface? James Buchanan and the untameable press
  • Mark W. Summers
  • "No bed of roses": James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, and presidential leadership in the Civil War era
  • William E. Gienapp
Control code
33334757
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780945636892
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95045041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
James Buchanan and the political crisis of the 1850s, edited by Michael J. Birkner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James Buchanan, the neutrality laws, and American invasions of Nicaragua
  • Robert E. May
  • James Buchanan, the election of 1860, and the demise of Jacksonian politics
  • Peter Knupfer
  • The presidency of James Buchanan : a reassessment
  • Kenneth M. Stampp [and others]
  • Introduction : Getting to know James Buchanan, again
  • Michael J. Birkner
  • Another look at the election of 1856
  • Michael F. Holt
  • Dough in the hands of the doughface? James Buchanan and the untameable press
  • Mark W. Summers
  • "No bed of roses": James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, and presidential leadership in the Civil War era
  • William E. Gienapp
Control code
33334757
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780945636892
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95045041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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