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|Main||Biography Fillmore, Millard (Text)||31307019457110||Biography||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780805087154
- ISBN: 080508715X
- Physical Description: xviii, 171 p. : port. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Times Books, c2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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.
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|Subject:||Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1849-1853.
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