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The Passions of Andrew Jackson

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Most people vaguely imagine Andrew Jackson as a jaunty warrior and a man of the people, but he was much more—a man just as complex and controversial as Jefferson or Lincoln. Now, with the first major reinterpretation of his life in a generation, historian Andrew Burstein brings back Jackson with all his audacity and hot-tempered rhetoric.

The unabashedly aggressive Jackson came of age in the Carolinas during the American Revolution, migrating to Tennessee after he was orphaned at the age of fourteen. Little more than a poorly educated frontier bully when he first opened his public career, he was possessed of a controlling sense of honor that would lead him into more than one duel. As a lover, he fled to Spanish Mississippi with his wife-to-be before she was divorced. Yet when he was declared a national hero upon his stunning victory at the Battle of New Orleans, Jackson suddenly found the presidency within his grasp. How this brash frontiersman took Washington by storm makes a fascinating story, and Burstein tells it thoughtfully and expertly. In the process he reveals why Jackson was so fiercely loved (and fiercely hated) by the American people, and how his presidency came to shape the young countrys character.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-284) and index.

About the Author

Andrew Burstein is the author of three previous books on American political culture, including America's Jubilee: How in 1826 a Generation Remembered Fifty Years of Independence and The Inner Jefferson. A graduate of Columbia University, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. He is currently professor of history and coholder of the Mary Frances Barnard Chair at the University of Tulsa.

Table of Contents

The formative frontier — Fraternity and defiant honor — Judging character : Burr — Engaging the enemy : New Orleans — Political instincts — The avenging president — Courting posterity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714047
Author:
Burstein, Andrew
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Jackson, Andrew
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
history;biography;american history;andrew jackson;presidents;non-fiction;19th century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP; 18 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.64 in. .63 lbs.

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