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Cluskey, Michael W. (fl. 1856) Buchanan and Breckinridge. The Democratic hand-book, compiled by Mich. W. Cluskey, of Washington City, D.C. Recommended by the Democratic national committee. The success of the Democracy essential for the preservation of the Union and the protection of the integrity of the Constitution.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.197 Author/Creator: Cluskey, Michael W. (fl. 1856) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1856 Pagination: 39 p. ; 21.6 x 14.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.197 Author/Creator: Cluskey, Michael W. (fl. 1856) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1856 Pagination: 39 p. ; 21.6 x 14.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Compiled to disprove the "unprecedented charges against the Democratic candidate..." Selections are from the works of Democratic leaders "who represent the uniform and united opinions of the Democracy, North and South..." Includes the Missouri Compromise, a letter from Thomas Jefferson, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and an extract from the will of Andrew Jackson among others. Printed by R. A. Waters. Glued and sewn binding. Missing both covers.

Background Information: Cluskey was perhaps the postmaster of the House of Representatives from 1857-1859.

People: Cluskey, Michael W., fl. 1856
Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1799-1871
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentsDemocratic PartyVice PresidentElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionMissouri CompromiseBleeding KansasSlaveryAfrican American History

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