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Millard Fillmore The American Presidents Series: the 13th President, 1850-1853

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ISBN-10: 080508715X

ISBN-13: 9780805087154

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Finkelman, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sean Wilentz

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The oddly named president whose shortsightedness and stubbornness fractured the nation and sowed the seeds of civil warIn the summer of 1850, America was at a terrible crossroads. Congress was in an uproar over slavery, and it was not clear if a compromise could be found. In the midst of the debate, President Zachary Taylor suddenly took ill and died. The presidency, and the crisis, now fell to the little-known vice president from upstate New York.In this eye-opening biography, the legal scholar and historian Paul Finkelman reveals how Millard Fillmore's response to the crisis he inherited set the country on a dangerous path that led to the Civil War. He shows how Fillmore stubbornly…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 5/10/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Prior to joining the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1999, Paul Finkelman was the John F. Seiberling Professor of Law at the University of Akron Law School. In addition, he previously taught at Cleveland Marshall, Hamline, the University of Miami, Chicago-Kent, Brooklyn Law, and the University of Texas-Austin. A specialist in American legal history, race and the law, and first amendment issues, Mr. Finkelman is the author or editor of numerous articles and books, including (for adults): March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States; Baseball and the Legal Mind; and Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

Robert sean Wilentz was born in 1951 in New York City. He earned his first B.A. from Colunbia University in 1972 and his second from Oxford University in 1974 on a Kellett Fellowship. He continued his education at Yale University where he earned his M.A. degree in 1975 and his PhD. in 1980. His writings are focused on the importance of class and race in the early national period. He has also co-authored books on nineteenth-century religion and working class life. His book The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, won the Bancroft Prize. He has also written about modern U.S. history in his book, The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. He has been the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus…