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By Joel H. Silbey

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A better half to the Antebellum Presidents presents a sequence of unique essays exploring our old realizing of the position and legacy of the 8 U.S. presidents who served within the major interval among 1837 and the beginning of the Civil conflict in 1861.

  • Explores and evaluates the evolving scholarly reception of Presidents Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan, together with their roles, behaviors, triumphs, and failures
  • Represents the 1st single-volume connection with assemble jointly the historiographic literature at the Antebellum Presidents
  • Brings jointly unique contributions from a workforce of eminent historians and specialists at the American presidency
  • Reveals insights into presidential management within the zone century best as much as the yank Civil War
  • Offers clean views into the mostly forgotten males who served in the course of probably the most decisive area centuries of usa history

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Holt, Michael F. 1978. The Political Crisis of the 1850 s. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Holt, Michael F. 1999. The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press. Holt, Michael F. 2001. ), Contesting Democracy: Substance and Structure in American Political History, 1775–2000. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas: 93–116. Holt, Michael F. 2004. The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension and the Coming of the Civil War.

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At the same time, Democrats believed in a strong presidency. In their eyes the president was “the tribune of the people” representing each American’s interests and defending their liberties and the nation’s virtue against those who would act against the rights of the people. In contrast, Whigs feared “the menace of Caesar,” that is, the overreaching power of a too ambitious president. Conscious of the fragility of liberty throughout history where earlier republics had been overthrown by strong, often military, leaders, they wanted the American president to be closely monitored and reined in by the legislative branch (Holt 1999).

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