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DOC î READER Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832 Andrew Jackson 9780801859120 ✓ ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832 Andrew Jackson Author Robert V. Remini – Gym-apparel.co.uk Available in paperback for tAvailable in paperback for the first time these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion bringing to life a complex character who has of “Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832” is the second of three volumes in Robert Remini’s series on Andrew Jackson This volume was published in 1981 and the series was completed in 1984 Despite the significant historical scholarship and refreshing lucidity it offers Remini’s series is no longer freuently read However in 1988 Remini published a single volume abridgment of the series which maintains a relatively vigorous followingRemini was a historian and professor at the University of Illinois and authored several biographies during his forty year literary career of John uincy Adams Henry Clay and Martin Van Buren among others He was named historian of the US House of Representatives in 2005 and was asked to author a narrative history of that legislative body His resulting work “The House The History of the House of Representatives” was published in 2006 Remini died earlier this year at the age of 91This volume of Remini’s series covers the ten year period which includes Jackson’s national political ascendancy his contentious defeat for the presidency in 1824 by John uincy Adams his successful presidential campaign in 1828 and his first presidential term Early in the volume Remini lays the groundwork to prove the case that the Monroe and Adams administrations created an unprecedented level of corruption within the federal governmentHis effort is reasonably but not entirely convincing He successfully demonstrates the existence of widespread systemic corruption but is less convincing in attributing it directly to Monroe or Adams This “Era of Corruption” underpins his central thesis that by running for the nation’s highest office the virtuous General Jackson was responding to a public “call” to rescue the nation from the malfeasance of the very wealthy and the most politically powerfulRemini does a remarkable job of constructing an interesting wonderfully penetrating and occasionally provocative narrative of the seventh president I came away from this volume and its predecessor with a far complete and coherent understanding of Jackson than I developed by reading about him in earlier biographical works by Maruis James and Arthur Schlesinger Remini not only dissects Jackson’s actions within the context of his personality and worldview but also wonderfully describes Jackson’s complex network of friends and political alliesConsistent with his treatment of Jackson in the first volume there can be no mistake while reading this volume that Remini is favorably disposed toward his primary subject In fact although Remini’s Jackson is heroic but deeply flawed the author has been accused of seeing the world “too much from Jackson’s point of view” But this criticism is one of shading; Remini’s critiues of Jackson are too freuent and often too searing to leave the reader with an unrealistic saintly image of Andrew JacksonOverall the second volume of Robert Remini’s series on Andrew Jackson was nearly as outstanding as the first Though the description of some of the political issues facing President Jackson occasionally became a bit dense and sometimes felt too lengthy the book as a whole was well paced extremely approachable and uite engaging This volume on Andrew Jackson was excellent and is well worth reading even without the benefit of the first or third volumesOverall rating 4¼ stars

Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832 Andrew JacksonAvailable in paperback for the first time these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion bringing to life a complex character who has of “Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832” is the second of three volumes in Robert Remini’s series on Andrew Jackson This volume was published in 1981 and the series was completed in 1984 Despite the significant historical scholarship and refreshing lucidity it offers Remini’s series is no longer freuently read However in 1988 Remini published a single volume abridgment of the series which maintains a relatively vigorous followingRemini was a historian and professor at the University of Illinois and authored several biographies during his forty year literary career of John uincy Adams Henry Clay and Martin Van Buren among others He was named historian of the US House of Representatives in 2005 and was asked to author a narrative history of that legislative body His resulting work “The House The History of the House of Representatives” was published in 2006 Remini died earlier this year at the age of 91This volume of Remini’s series covers the ten year period which includes Jackson’s national political ascendancy his contentious defeat for the presidency in 1824 by John uincy Adams his successful presidential campaign in 1828 and his first presidential term Early in the volume Remini lays the groundwork to prove the case that the Monroe and Adams administrations created an unprecedented level of corruption within the federal governmentHis effort is reasonably but not entirely convincing He successfully demonstrates the existence of widespread systemic corruption but is less convincing in attributing it directly to Monroe or Adams This “Era of Corruption” underpins his central thesis that by running for the nation’s highest office the virtuous General Jackson was responding to a public “call” to rescue the nation from the malfeasance of the very wealthy and the most politically powerfulRemini does a remarkable job of constructing an interesting wonderfully penetrating and occasionally provocative narrative of the seventh president I came away from this volume and its predecessor with a far complete and coherent understanding of Jackson than I developed by reading about him in earlier biographical works by Maruis James and Arthur Schlesinger Remini not only dissects Jackson’s actions within the context of his personality and worldview but also wonderfully describes Jackson’s complex network of friends and political alliesConsistent with his treatment of Jackson in the first volume there can be no mistake while reading this volume that Remini is favorably disposed toward his primary subject In fact although Remini’s Jackson is heroic but deeply flawed the author has been accused of seeing the world “too much from Jackson’s point of view” But this criticism is one of shading; Remini’s critiues of Jackson are too freuent and often too searing to leave the reader with an unrealistic saintly image of Andrew JacksonOverall the second volume of Robert Remini’s series on Andrew Jackson was nearly as outstanding as the first Though the description of some of the political issues facing President Jackson occasionally became a bit dense and sometimes felt too lengthy the book as a whole was well paced extremely approachable and uite engaging This volume on Andrew Jackson was excellent and is well worth reading even without the benefit of the first or third volumesOverall rating 4¼ stars

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Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832 Andrew Jackson × Weighty issues with which he was faced the nullification crisis the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texa Andrew Jackson is certainly one of the interesting presidents though I cannot forgive him for his treatment of the Indians This book part of a three volume biography covers his 1824 loss to John uincy Adams his election in 1828 and his first term in officeGiven the toxic nature of today’s politics I’m always struck by the fact that it was just as bad back in the day One passage I highlighted“Although Jackson suffered the worst of the personal abuse that so disfigured this vicious campaign John uincy Adams did not escape unscathed Democrats freuently responded to verbal filth in kind In a campaign biography of Old Hickory published by Isaac Hill of New Hampshire and entitled ‘Brief Sketch of Life Character and Services of Major General Andrew Jackson’ President Adams was accused of pimping while minister to Russia Supposedly he procured an American girl for Tsar Alexander I That Hill would publish this extraordinary story or anyone believe it is a frightful commentary on American politics in 1828 But the canard was widely believed and circulated In the west the Democrats mocked the President as ‘The Pimp of the Coalition’ whose fabulous success as a diplomat had at last been explained“Some National Republicans countered by circulating the report that ‘General Jackson’s mother was a COMMON PROSTITUTE brought to this country by British soldiers She afterward married a MULATTO MAN with whom she had several children of which number General JACKSON IS ONE’ When Old Hickory read this notice it is reported that he burst into tears“Adams was also pilloried for conducting himself like a king and implementing the doctrine that ‘the few should govern the many’ ‘We disapprove’ clucked the Democrats ‘the kingly pomp and splendor that is displayed by the present incumbent’ Other reports accused him of religious bigotry alcoholism Sabbath breaking and a string of other moral and ethical delinuencies Adams responded in the uiet of his study pouring out this bitterness and hurt in the secret pages of his diary He called his tormentors ‘skunks of party slander’” DOC á Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832 Andrew Jackson ´ Robert V. Remini

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Robert V. Remini ´ Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832 Andrew Jackson KINDLE Ten been seen simply as a rough hewn country general Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career his presidential campaigns and his first administration as President The third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the Book two was even better then book one God detail on first term Great pace Looking forward to book three