James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse

ISBN-10: 067399001X

ISBN-13: 9780673990013

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Description: This biography explores the controversies, triumphs, and failures of the presidency of James K. Polk. In this book, Sam W. Haynes places Polk's expansionist agenda in both political and social contexts and examines the nature and origins of the expansionist impulse. For anyone interested in American history, Jacksonian America, or the Presidency of James K. Polk. Copyright � Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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List price: $22.00
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Oscar Handlin received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he has taught since 1939 and was director of the Center for the Study of the History of Liberty until 1966. From 1979 to 1984, he was director of the university library at Harvard, and, after holding the Charles Warren chair in history for many years, in 1984 he became Charles M. Loeb University Professor. Handlin, who is a consensus historian and a strong advocate of civil rights, has written extensively on urban history and immigration. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for The Uprooted (1951), his study of immigrants in the eastern cities of America written from the perspective of the immigrant. The son of immigrant parents himself, he made his special field of study the social history of immigrant groups who came to the United States in the nineteenth century from eastern and southern Europe. In The Americans (1963), as in others of his books, he dispensed with footnotes, bibliography, and identification of quotations in favor of "unobtrusive" learning. Handlin edited Children of the Uprooted (1966), which includes excerpts from various authors on the subject of the "marginality" of immigrants, and collaborated on a number of works with his first wife, Mary, and his second wife, Lillian. On the subject of education, he wrote The American University as an Instrument of Republican Culture (1970) and John Dewey's Challenge to Education: Historical Perspectives on the Cultural Context (1959).

Editor's Preface.Author's Preface
The New Arcadia
Servant of the People
The Shrine of Party
"The Most Available Man"
"I Am the Hardest Working Man in this Country"
The Course of Empire
All of Texas and All of Oregon
"Hostilities Have Commenced"
Mr. Polk's War
Conquering a Peace
Epilogue
Bibliographical Essay
Index. Course Codes
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