The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison

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University Press of Kansas, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 261 pages
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"Benjamin Harrison was an early proponent of American expansion in the Pacific, a key figure in such landmark legislation as the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the McKinley Tariff, and one of the Gilded Age's most eloquent speakers. Yet he remains one of our most neglected and least understood presidents. In this first interpretive study of the Harrison administration, the authors illuminate our twenty-third president's character and policies and rescue him from the long shadow of his charismatic secretary of state, James G. Blaine." --Publisher.

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The Gilded Age didn't produce much of presidential timber, and Benjamin Harrison is an example of that. Though authors Homer Socolofsky and Allan Spetter argue that he is more influential than is ... Read full review

Review: Presidency of Benjamin Harrison (The American Presidency Series)

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This book is an excellent summation of the Benjamin Harrison presidency and covers the tumultuous changes that were occurring in the 1890's. Harrison was the last of the civil war presidents to ... Read full review


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