Martin Van Buren: the romantic age of American politics

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Oxford University Press, Jun 2, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 715 pages
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A biography of the eighth president of the United States examines Van Buren's distinguished political career in terms of the era in which he lived and worked

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Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States, "may have been a conservative, an advocate of States Rights, an agrarian, a party regular, but he was overall a New Yorker, a Northerner, and a ... Read full review

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Matty Van Buren, alleged illegitimate son of Aaron Burr (according to the Bill O'Reillys of his day), perennial bottom dweller in the "best president of all time" polls, unknown guy in a little known ... Read full review


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John Niven is Professor Emeritus of American History at Claremont Graduate School and is editor of the papers of Salmon P. Chase. His many books include Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy, Martin Van Buren and the Romantic Era of American Politics, and John C. Calhoun and the Price of
Union: A Biography.

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