Galusha A. Grow: The People’s Candidate

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, Apr 15, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
A compelling political biography of Galusha A. Grow, an often-overlooked, yet influential radical American politician of the nineteenth century, who became Speaker of the House in 1861.
 

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Contents

1 The First Hurrah
3
2 A Compromise Candidate Goes to Washington
21
3 The Youngest Radical on the Floor
39
4 Mans Right to the Soil
56
5 Free Soil and Free Land
73
6 Becoming a Black Republican
91
7 Leader of the Opposition
117
8 Holding the Line on Kansas
134
11 Triumph and Defeat
192
12 The Search for a Constituency
221
13 The Warrior Returns
237
The Last Hurrah
259
Appendixes
283
Notes
287
Bibliography
309
Index
317

9 First Blow for Freedom
153
10 Free Homes for Free Men
173

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About the author (1989)

Robert D. Ilisevich, formerly a professor of American history at Alliance College, is an archivist for the Crawford County Historical Society, and the author of five books on Pennsylvania history.

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