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Millard Fillmore / Paul Finkelman.

Millard Fillmore

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Main Biography Fillmore, Millard (Text) 31307019457110 Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780805087154
  • ISBN: 080508715X
  • Physical Description: xviii, 171 p. : port. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Times Books, c2011.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-161) and index.
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Portrait of a young man from nowhere -- Texas, Mexico, and the vice presidency -- A heartbeat away -- The new president -- Manifest destiny and a Whig presidency -- A compromised presidency -- Defeat, failed resurrection, and retirement.
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In this eye-opening biography, the historian and legal scholar Paul Finkelman reveals how Millard Fillmore's response to the crisis he inherited set the country on a dangerous path that led to the Civil War. He shows how Fillmore stubbornly catered to the South, alienating his fellow northerners and creating a fatal rift in the Whig Party, which would soon disappear from American politics--as would Fillmore himself, after failing to regain the White House under the banner of the anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic Know-Nothing Party.
Subject: Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1849-1853.
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