By Joel H. Silbey
A better half to the Antebellum Presidents presents a chain of unique essays exploring our old realizing of the function 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 group of eminent historians and specialists at the American presidency
- Reveals insights into presidential management within the sector century prime as much as the yank Civil War
- Offers clean views into the mostly forgotten males who served in the course of essentially the most decisive area centuries of usa history
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Once the Republicans emerged, the sectional genie was out of the bottle for good. Elizabeth Varon suggests that the persistent fear of disunion articulated in both politics and popular culture in the most extreme rhetoric was so pervasive that it tapped into deep fears about the nation’s fragility and created deep hostility between the competing sections that ultimately shut out any effective way to deal with events. Finally, Michael Holt argues that whatever the divisions between North and South, it was the political leaders’ manipulation of matters for short-term partisan gains that allowed the situation to deteriorate from sectional tension into sectional calamity (Ashworth 1983, 2007; Varon 2008; Holt 2004).