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This selection of letters, essays, and speeches demonstrates how the clashing perspectives of two individuals shaped and exemplified the major issues of national politics between the War of 1812 and the territorial crisis of 1850 the preservation of the union, federal commitments to banking, tariffs, internal improvements, and the egalitarian tone of national political culture.
Harry L. Watson is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He coedits Southern Cultures, a quarterly journal, and has published three scholarly books as well as numerous articles. His 1983 An Independent People: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1750-1820 was co-recipient of the AHA's James Harvey Robinson Award. Watson's most recent book, Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America (1990), is considered the most cogent synthesis of Jacksonian politics in a generation of scholarship. Professor Watson has been a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, and he lectures widely in the United States and Abroad.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. xv|
|Introduction: Old Hickory, Prince Hal, and the World of the Early Republic||p. 1|
|Social Change and the Market Revolution||p. 6|
|Politics in the Early Republic||p. 14|
|Jackson, Clay, and the Party System||p. 19|
|The Making of a Tennessee Gentleman||p. 23|
|The Gentleman Becomes a Hero||p. 30|
|The War Hawk from Kentucky||p. 42|
|Postwar Problems: Banking Panic and Missouri Crisis||p. 55|
|The Hero Becomes a President||p. 71|
|Four More Years||p. 92|
|The Documents||p. 119|
|Andrew Jackson, Division Orders to the Tennessee Militia, March 7, 1812||p. 121|
|"The Hunters of Kentucky," Jacksonian Campaign Song, 1822||p. 124|
|Scaevola [Henry Clay], "To the Electors of Fayette County," April 16, 1798||p. 127|
|Henry Clay, On the Proposed Repeal of the Non-Intercourse Act, February 22, 1810||p. 132|
|Henry Clay, On the Seminole War, January 20, 1819||p. 135|
|Henry Clay, On the Tariff, March 30-31, 1824||p. 143|
|Edward Patchell, Letter to Andrew Jackson, August 7, 1824||p. 152|
|Andrew Jackson, Letter to L. H. Coleman, April 26, 1824||p. 155|
|The First Volley: Letters on the "Corrupt Bargain" of 1824||p. 157|
|Henry Clay to Francis T. Brooke, January 28, 1825||p. 158|
|Andrew Jackson to Samuel Swartwout, February 22, 1825||p. 158|
|Washington Gazette, "Mr. Clay and His Conscience," February 11, 1825||p. 160|
|Margaret Smith, Letter to Mrs. Kirkpatrick, March 11, 1829||p. 162|
|Andrew Jackson, Excerpt on Indian Removal from the First Annual Message, December 8, 1829||p. 166|
|Theodore Frelinghuysen, On Indian Removal, April 9, 1830||p. 169|
|Andrew Jackson, Veto of the Maysville Road, 1830||p. 175|
|Andrew Jackson, Bank Veto, July 10, 1832||p. 180|
|Henry Clay, On the American System, February 2, 3, and 6, 1832||p. 188|
|Andrew Jackson, Nullification Proclamation, December 10, 1832||p. 200|
|Henry Clay, On the Compromise Tariff, February 12, 1833||p. 209|
|Henry Clay, On the Removal of the Deposits, December 26, 1833||p. 214|
|Andrew Jackson, Protest against Censure Resolutions, April 15, 1834||p. 223|
|Andrew Jackson, Letter to Tilghman A. Howard, August 20, 1833||p. 232|
|Andrew Jackson, Letter to Joseph Conn Guild, April 24, 1835||p. 234|
|Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, 1837||p. 238|
|Whig Campaign Platform of 1844||p. 250|
|Henry Clay, Resolutions and Speech on the Proposed Compromise of 1850, January 29 and February 5 and 6, 1850||p. 252|
|An Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay Chronology||p. 263|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 268|
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