9780321087980

James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321087980

  • ISBN10:

    0321087984

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

This biography explores the controversies, triumphs, and failures of the presidency of James K. Polk. In this book, Sam W. Haynes places Polk's expansionist agenda in both political and social contexts and examines the nature and origins of the expansionist impulse. For anyone interested in American history, Jacksonian America, or the Presidency of James K. Polk.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface ix
Author's Preface to the Second Edition xi
The New Arcadia
1(20)
Servant of the People
21(16)
The Shrine of Party
37(18)
``The Most Available Man''
55(20)
``I Am the Hardest Working Man in this Country''
75(20)
The Course of Empire
95(18)
All of Texas and All of Oregon
113(20)
``Hostilities Have Commenced''
133(16)
Mr. Polk's War
149(22)
Conquering a Peace
171(24)
Epilogue
195(18)
Bibliographical Essay 213(12)
Index 225

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