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The Resource Martin Van Buren, Ted Widmer

Martin Van Buren, Ted Widmer

Label
Martin Van Buren
Title
Martin Van Buren
Statement of responsibility
Ted Widmer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson. Van Buren, a native Dutch speaker, was America's first ethnic president as well as the first New Yorker to hold the office, at a time when Manhattan was bursting with new arrivals. A sharp and adroit political operator, he established himself as a powerhouse in New York, becoming a U.S. senator, secretary of state, and vice president under Jackson, whose election he managed. His ascendancy to the Oval Office was virtually a foregone conclusion. Once he had the reins of power, however, Van Buren found the road quite a bit rougher. His attempts to find a middle ground on the most pressing issues of his day-such as the growing regional conflict over slavery-eroded his effectiveness. But it was his inability to prevent the great banking panic of 1837, and the ensuing depression, that all but ensured his fall from grace and made him the third president to be denied a second term. His many years of outfoxing his opponents finally caught up with him. Ted Widmer, a veteran of the Clinton White House, vividly brings to life the chaos and contention that plagued Van Buren's presidency-and ultimately offered an early lesson in the power of democracy. A portrait of the mid-nineteenth-century president considers his roles as the first president born after American independence, the first ethnic president, and the first New Yorker to hold the office, describing his failed efforts to control such issues as slavery and the great banking panic of 1837
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Summary
Examines the life and presidency of Martin Van Buren, describing his failed efforts to control such issues as slavery and the great banking panic of 1837
Biography type
individual biography
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165147
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/7/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E387
LC item number
.W535 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The American presidents
Target audience
adult
Label
Martin Van Buren, Ted Widmer
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5
  • Panic
  • ch. 6
  • Shadows
  • ch. 7
  • Chicanery
  • ch. 8
  • Resurgemus
  • ch. 9
  • Oblivion
  • Prologue ch. 1
  • Milestones
  • Kinderhook
  • ch. 2
  • Regency
  • ch. 3
  • Democracy
  • ch. 4
  • Ascendancy
Control code
12349072
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780805069228
Lccn
2004053652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55682656
  • (OCoLC)55682656
Label
Martin Van Buren, Ted Widmer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5
  • Panic
  • ch. 6
  • Shadows
  • ch. 7
  • Chicanery
  • ch. 8
  • Resurgemus
  • ch. 9
  • Oblivion
  • Prologue ch. 1
  • Milestones
  • Kinderhook
  • ch. 2
  • Regency
  • ch. 3
  • Democracy
  • ch. 4
  • Ascendancy
Control code
12349072
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780805069228
Lccn
2004053652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55682656
  • (OCoLC)55682656

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