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Unknown An account of some of the bloody deeds of General Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08974 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: 1828 Pagination: 1 p. ; 57 x 39 cm.

Summary of Content: One of the "Coffin Broadsides" that attacked General Jackson before the 1828 election. Accuses General Jackson of heartlessly executing six innocent militia men, and depicts their coffins. Also slanders Jackson in various ways and accuses him of other crimes. Frame is 69 x 49 cm.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PropagandaPresidentPoliticsElectionGovernment and CivicsDeathCorruption and ScandalDeath PenaltyMilitiaMilitary Law

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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