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The Resource Jacksonland : President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab, Steve Inskeep

Jacksonland : President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab, Steve Inskeep

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Jacksonland : President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab
Title
Jacksonland
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President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab
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Steve Inskeep
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eng
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Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. One man we recognize: Andrew Jackson--war hero, populist, and exemplar of the expanding South--whose first major initiative as President instigated the massive expulsion of Native Americans known as the Trail of Tears. The other is a half-forgotten figure: John Ross--a mixed-race Cherokee politician and diplomat--who used the United States' own legal system and democratic ideals to oppose Jackson. Representing one of the Five Civilized Tribes who had adopted the ways of white settlers--cultivating farms, publishing a newspaper in their own language, and sending children to school--Ross championed the tribes' cause all the way to the Supreme Court. He gained allies like Senator Henry Clay, Chief Justice John Marshall, and even Davy Crockett. In a fight that seems at once distant and familiar, Ross and his allies made their case in the media, committed civil disobedience, and benefited from the first mass political action by American women. At stake in this struggle was the land of the Five Civilized Tribes. In shocking detail, Jacksonland reveals how Jackson, as a general, extracted immense wealth from his own armies' conquest of native lands. Later, as president, Jackson set in motion the seizure of tens of millions of acres in today's Deep South. This is the story of America at a moment of transition, when the fate of states and nations was decided by the actions of two heroic yet tragically opposed men.--From publisher description
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Title
Jacksonland
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Summary
A renowned journalist and cohost of NPR's Morning Edition presents a thrilling narrative history of President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross—two heroic yet tragically opposed men whose actions decided the fate of states and Indian nations in America at a moment of transition
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
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Index
index present
LC call number
E382
LC item number
.I58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab
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President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab
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Steve Inskeep
Jacksonland : President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab, Steve Inskeep
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Jacksonland : President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab, Steve Inskeep
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-406) and index
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ocn894026161
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
421 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594205569
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illustrations, maps, portraits

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