Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson : Symbol for an Age

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Discusses the nationalism and politics of early nineteenth-century America as influenced by the Jacksonian mystique
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135.9 x 203.7 x 15mm | 278.68g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised and Exp
  • plates
  • 0195006992
  • 9780195006995
  • 1,781,569

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Every age creates heroes to suit its needs. For young, pioneering America of the early nineteenth century, Andrew Jackson filled that need. This book shows how Jackson captured the imagination of his contemporaries and how the ideals of the period were fused in him. It is, therefore, a study of Jackson's time rather than a simple study of the man.
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Review quote

"A unique treatment of this popular figure and of the age in which he lived....[Andrew Jackson] is an important contribution to the understanding of our past behavior and hence of our present."--The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
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65 ratings
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4 29% (19)
3 49% (32)
2 8% (5)
1 3% (2)
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