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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) James Buchanan, his doctrines and policy as exhibited by himself and friends.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.202 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1856 Pagination: 16 p. ; 22.4 x 14.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Attacks Buchanan as a Southern supporter using letters and speeches from Buchanan himself and his supporters. Includes editor headings as charges against Buchanan, such as "Mr. Buchanan in favor of seizing Cuba" "If you can't buy Cuba, steal it" and "Always Faithful to Slavery." Published by Greeley & McElrath at the Tribune Office. Dated as 1856 by David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC. Sewn binding.

Background Information: Preston Brooks was a Democratic Representative from South Carolina who served from 1853-1856. Brooks is most notorious for attacking fellow Congressman, Republican Senator Charles Sumner, who served from 1851-1874, on ...the Senate floor with his cane. Albert G. Brown was the former governor of Mississippi and served as both a Democratic Representative and Senator of the same state from 1847-1860. Henry A. Wise was a Whig Representative from Virginia who served from 1833-1844 and later became the governor of the same state. Horace Greeley was the founder of the New Yorker and the New York Tribune and also served as a Whig Representative from 1847-1848.See More

People: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Wise, Henry Alexander, 1806-1876
Brown, Albert Gallatin, 1813-1880
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
Brooks, Preston Smith, 1819-1857
Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentElectionCaribbeanSlaveryAfrican American HistoryPoliticsGovernment and Civics

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