Samuel L. Southard: Jeffersonian Whig
This book is the first full-length biography of one of New Jersey's most distinguished and influential political leaders. Samuel Lewis Southard (1787-1842) participated in virtually every major public controversy of his era, from the bitter Federalist-Republican contests in New Jersey during the War of 1812, through the rise of the American party system. It offers a fresh and penetrating view of Southard's career in the context of a changing social and economic environment.
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An excellent history of Samuel Southard, thorough ans well-executed. It gives an overall look not only of this favority NJ son, but of the times in which he lived. Well-documented, the footnotes provide additional information for the researcher to explore. A good read on an interesting historical figure.