Shapers of the Great Debate on Jacksonian Democracy : A Biographical Dictionary (Shapers of the Great American Debates)
Paul E. DoutrichISBN: 0313315760;
Book DescriptionThe successful conclusion of the War of 1812 ushered in a new age of American history: the Jacksonian era. This book explores the background, motives, and goals of political and social leaders who dominated this era. Divided into three categories--Whigs, Democrats, and Writers and Reformers--biographies of Henry Clay, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Knox Polk, Andrew Jackson, and others are included. Debates over such issues as westward expansion, the Second Bank of the United States, Indian policies, and slavery are discussed from opposing viewpoints.
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