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Jonathan Jennings: Indiana's First Governor (Indiana Biography Series) (Indiana Biography Series)

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ISBN: 0871951827
Издательство: Indiana Historical Society
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 259
Book DescriptionDuring the rough-and-tumble world of frontier Indiana politics, two men stood head and shoulders above their contemporaries?William Henry Harrison and Jonathan Jennings. Harrison, the hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe, established a powerful political machine as governor of the Indiana Territory and went on to become the ninth president of the United States. Jennings stood as Harrison?s biggest rival, leading the fight to keep slavery out of the Hoosier State. History, however,has not been kind to Jennings, who became Indiana?s first governor and served four terms in Congress. In this fourth volume of the Indiana Historical Society Press?s Indiana Biography Series, Randy K. Mills, noted historian and writer, has produced a groundbreaking look at Jennings, one of the nineteenth state?s most complex and fascinating figures. Mills details how Jennings worked his way up the state?s political ladder to become a hero of mythical stature to...