Andrew Jackson and his Indian wars

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Penguin Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 317 pages
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The expulsion of Native Americans from the eastern half of the continent to the Indian Territory beyond the Mississippi River is one of the most notorious events in U.S. history and the single most controversial aspect of Andrew Jackson's presidency. Preeminent Jacksonian scholar Robert Remini now provides a thoughtful analysis of the entire story of Jackson's wars against the Indians, from his first battles with the Cherokees and Creeks to his presidential years, when he helped establish the Indian Territory in Oklahoma and, as a result, the Trail of Tears. This is at once an exuberant work of American history and a sobering reminder of the violence and darkness at the heart of our nation's past.

"Vividly written and often harrowing . . . Remini recounts Jackson's exploits . . . with riveting narrative prose." (Michael Holt, Chicago Tribune)

"When it comes to Jackson . . . there are few who have such a masterly command of the sources as Mr. Remini [who] kept me up late at night reading and causing me to wonder why, with narrative history such as this, anyone bothers to read historical novels." (Roger D. McGrath, The Wall Street Journal)

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An excellent job of portraying Andrew Jackson as a complex individual and explaining what led him to implement his Indian Removal Act of 1830. A fascinating, if at times disturbing, read. Read full review



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About the author (2002)

Robert V. Remini is professor emeritus of history and the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to his National Book Award-winning three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson, he is the author of numerous other books.