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The Resource Avenging the people : Andrew Jackson, the rule of law, and the American nation, J.M. Opal

Avenging the people : Andrew Jackson, the rule of law, and the American nation, J.M. Opal

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Avenging the people : Andrew Jackson, the rule of law, and the American nation
Title
Avenging the people
Title remainder
Andrew Jackson, the rule of law, and the American nation
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Opal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Most Americans know Andrew Jackson as a frontier rebel against political and diplomatic norms, a 'populis' champion of ordinary people against the elitist legacy of the Founding Fathers. Many date the onset of American democracy to his 1829 inauguration. Despite his reverence for the 'sovereign people, ' however, Jackson spent much of his career limiting that sovereignty, imposing new and often unpopular legal regimes over American lands and markets. He made his name as a lawyer, businessman, and official along the Carolina and Tennessee frontiers, at times ejecting white squatters from native lands and returning slaves to native planters in the name of federal authority and international law. On the other hand, he waged total war on the Cherokees and Creeks who terrorized Western settlements and raged at the national statesmen who refused to 'avenge the blood' of innocent colonists. During the long war in the South and West from 1811 to 1818 he brushed aside legal restraints on holy genocide and mass retaliation, presenting himself as the only man who would protect white families from hostile empires, 'heathen' warriors, and rebellious slaves. He became a towering hero to those who saw the United States as uniquely lawful and victimized. And he used that legend to beat back a range of political, economic, and moral alternatives for the Republican future. Drawing from new evidence about Jackson and the Southern frontiers, Avenging the People boldly reinterprets the grim and principled man whose version of American nationhood continues to shape American democracy."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Opal, J. M
Dewey number
  • 973.5/6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF368.J33
LC item number
O63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Lawyers
  • Presidents
  • Rule of law
  • Law
  • United States
Label
Avenging the people : Andrew Jackson, the rule of law, and the American nation, J.M. Opal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Conclusion:
  • Submit to nothing
  • Introduction:
  • In our blood
  • States of nature
  • A nation of laws
  • Extreme frontiers
  • I love my country and government
  • The hour of national vengeance
  • The people's choice
Control code
ocn960030315
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780199751709
Lccn
2016044301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Avenging the people : Andrew Jackson, the rule of law, and the American nation, J.M. Opal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Conclusion:
  • Submit to nothing
  • Introduction:
  • In our blood
  • States of nature
  • A nation of laws
  • Extreme frontiers
  • I love my country and government
  • The hour of national vengeance
  • The people's choice
Control code
ocn960030315
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780199751709
Lccn
2016044301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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