By Robert V. Remini
To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes characterize the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the function Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to existence a fancy personality who has usually been noticeable easily as a rough-hewn nation common. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial occupation, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he used to be confronted: the nullification situation, the tragic elimination of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence in the course of the kingdom over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.
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While he was handing out lists of delegates to the press and conferring with the chairmen of rival delegations, visitors and accredited delegates streamed into committee headquarters, some to visit, some to complain, and some to make their gloomy predictions. Vallandigham took time out from his duties to visit the headquarters of some of the leading candidates. Douglas had remained in Washington, but his "reception rooms" in the Mills House, one of the city's finer hotels, were always crowded with his supporters.
L Although Vallandigham opposed slavery, his respect for law and order made him detest abolitionists, who, he claimed, attempted to inflame the public mind and drive a wedge between the North and the South. V. occasionally brooded over the popularity of radicalism and egocentric sectionalism, and he predicted that the country would fall upon evil days unless moderation could push back the abolitionist tide. The defeat of William Medill, incumbent Democratic governor of Ohio, by Salmon P. Chase in October 1855, spurred Vallandigham to make a public plea for law, order, and moderation.
The storm was an omen of things to come. The next day Vallandigham put on a new suit and headed for Columbus, site of the Democratic State Convention. He found little there to refurbish his hopes. The feud between CAMPAIGNING FOR DOUGLAS 39 Buchanan and Douglas had divided the party in Ohio as the sectional controversy had wrecked it on the national level. Political realists knew that the schism was hopeless and that the odds therefore favored Lincoln, candidate of one of the sectional parties.
Andrew Jackson, Volume 1: The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 by Robert V. Remini