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Senator Benton and the People Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontier

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ISBN-10: 0875804799

ISBN-13: 9780875804798

Edition: 2014

Authors: Ken Mueller

List price: $112.00
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Senator Thomas Hart Benton was a towering figure in Missouri politics. Elected in 1821, he was their first senator and served in Washington, DC, for more than thirty years. Like Andrew Jackson, with whom he had a long and complicated relationship, Benton came out of the developing western section of the young American Republic. The foremost Democratic leader in the Senate, he claimed to represent the rights of “the common man” against “monied interests” of the East. “Benton and the people,” the Missourian was fond of saying, “are one and the same”—a bit of bombast that reveals a good deal about this seasoned politician who was himself a mass of contradictions. He possessed an enormous ego…    
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Book details

List price: $112.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English