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James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse  무료배송

 
지은이 : Haynes, Sam W. /Carnes, Mark C
출판사 : Longman
ISBN : 0321370740
예상출고일 : 입금확인후 2일 이내
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도서가격 : 33,000원 ( 무료배송 )
적립금 : 990 Point
     

 




This biography explores the controversies, triumphs, and failures of the presidency of James K. Polk. Sam W. Haynes places Polk's expansionist agenda in both political and social contexts and examines the nature and origins of the expansionist impulse.


 


Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American History and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. This text incorporates the latest scholarship and draws upon the longer, far more extensive studies of Polk’s life and times, but makes the story accessible to students in both survey and upper division courses in American history.



Editor's Preface viii
Author's Preface to the Third Edition x
The New Arcadia 1(20)
Servant of the People 21(16)
The Shrine of Party 37(20)
``The Most Available Man'' 57(20)
``I Am the Hardest Working Man in This Country'' 77(20)
The Course of Empire 97(18)
All of Texas and All of Oregon 115(22)
``Hostilities Have Commenced'' 137(18)
Mr. Polk's War 155(22)
Conquering a Peace 177(24)
Epilogue 201(18)
Study and Discussion Questions 219(8)
Bibliographical Essay 227(10)
Index 237
"Between the end of Andrew Jackson's presidency in 1837 and the beginning of Abraham Lincoln's in 1861 there was a 24 year period of presidential mediocrity. Eight presidents served during this era, four of them for less than a single term, forming a roster of forgettable names: Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan. Only one man in this era of mediocrity stands out at all: James Polk.

What makes Polk stand out from these others is that he actually accomplished something noteworthy. During his presidency, the U.S. warred with Mexico. This war was significant not only because it marked the first time the U.S. fought a war in foreign territory, but more importantly, it resulted in the U.S. acquiring a vast amount of land, including California and New Mexico (it also forced Mexico to recognize that Texas was now part of its northern neighbor). In addition, Polk was able to more peacefully obtain what would become Oregon and Washington from England.

The acquisition of Mexican land was controversial during the war and even remains the source of argument today. Long before the controversies of weapons of mass destruction, there were the debatable origins of the Mexican War; Polk was determined to acquire land and set up things to force a conflict. Besides the somewhat dubious origins of the war, the result for the U.S. was also filled with negatives; the new territories would exacerbate North-South conflicts (particularly about slavery) and - though temporarily alleviated by the Compromise of 1850, would eventually lead to the Civil War.

Sam Haynes has written an excellent if brief biography of Polk. In just over 200 pages, he reviews Polk's entire life, focusing on his one term as president. Haynes remains reasonably objective, with as much praise for Polk's better qualities as criticism for his deficiencies"

   
 
   
 
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