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Part of why I enjoy the Remini trilogy is that in this book you et such that in this book you et such old school perspective on Jackson In this day and age his policy on Indian Removal is seen as the climactic legacy ruining move that it deserves but why did people view him as a hero in prior eras right up until the 70 s Why was Jackson seen as such a strong executive and excellent president for so long Should we really throw out the baby with the bathwaterThis book begins to answer those sorts of things Remini poses Jackson as A Reformer Which If reformer which if analysis of Monroe is to be believed seems pretty legit Clay s treachery in the election of 1824 is front and center and Jackson seems the only answer to his puffing In response to an aristocratic single party machine that was unstoppable Jackson placed the course of American politics into the hands of the voters and helped expand the definition of voter to white men who didn t own landI run the risk of etting into a political argument if I even start trying to explain Remini s view on the Trail of Tears or the Bank War so I m not The Magic Rolling Pin going to try Just suffice it to say that if any historian has a raging boner for Jackson it s thisuy Book two was even better then book one God detail on first term Great pace Looking forward to book three The second volume of Robert Remini s Jackson trilogy hits the Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, ground running through a tangled mass of political rancor and acrimonious debate Remini s short and Volume II of Robert Remini s biography of Andrew Jackson picks up with an enfeebled and exhausted Jackson returning to Tennessee following his brief tenure as territorialovernor of Florida Remini details just how ill Jackson was and how hard he had been on his body Reading about all of the physical ailments that plagued the man makes one wonder just how he continued living Truly someone of only the strongest willpower could manage to survive all of his injuries battle wounds and deprivations Regardless of what one may think about Jackson and there is no shortage of thinks to dislike anyone who willingly lances into his own arms in order to stop hemorrhaging deserves respect in the physical endurance category The Jackson we see here is somewhat less mean spirited and vindictive than when he was younger Jackson in some respects but not others mellowed a bit with age He was prone to attack people with his pen than a rifle although there were still moments when his orneriness ot the better of him and he threatened people Despite this volume covering his election as President in 1828 a profound sense of melancholy hangs over it Jackson was completely devoted to his wife Rachel By now very fat Rachel was in ill health which was not helped by nasty rumors about her running off with Jackson decades before while she was married to another man These accusations it is difficult to separate fact from fiction concerning Andrew and Rachel s courtship and early years together although it seems at least fairly certain that they were not angels hastened Rachel s deteriorating health most likely contributing to her fatal heart attack only a few weeks after Jackson was declared the winner Thus by the time Jackson departs Nashville for Washington he is rieving widower who steadfastly refuses to forgive anyone who spoke disrespectfully about his late wife While enerally favorable to Jackson Remini tends to make Jackson out to be a benevolent father figure than a master to his slaves Remini has no problem taking Jackson to task for his extremely poor Cabinet selection and his even misguided loyalty to John Eaton his pick for Secretary of War Eaton had recently married Peggy Timberlake who to put it politely had a well known reputation for not being virtuous This subseuently caused a major scandal in Jackson s administration for a time derailing his efforts at overnmental reform Jackson foolishly not only stuck by Eaton but admonished his Cabinet and others who shunned Mrs Eaton He went so far as to even call a Cabinet meeting just to discuss how the affair and how he expected the other Cabinet members wives to not shun the Eatons While Eaton was loyal to Jackson he was not particularly ualified to hold a Cabinet position in the first place And when adding his scandalous for that time period marriage Eaton was a recent widower to the mix this was really a poorly made decision to have him be a top member of Jackson s administration Remini is fairly balanced when it comes to discussing Jackson s brutal and racist Indian removal policy While he takes pains to point out that historians have tended to place the bulk of the blame on Jackson s doorstep for the atrocious and inexcusable treatment of Native American tribes and that this tendency is not uite the whole picture he does not The Unseen Wonder give Jackson a pass Jackson while at times showing some concern for the tribes adopted the condescending paternal attitude of white men towards red men that permeated the 19th century and sadly still exists in pockets today While Jackson made some effort to be humane towards the chiefs and their peoples his urgings were always cloaked with thinly veiled threats that if the Indians did not do as he and theovernment wished heartache and bloodshed would occur for them and that ultimately they would lose the battle to remai. Available in paperback for the first time these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion bringing to life a complex character who has of.
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unprecedented level corruption within the federal overnmentHis effort is reasonably but not entirely convincing He successfullylevel of corruption within the federal overnmentHis effort is reasonably but not entirely convincing He successfully the existence of widespread systemic corruption but is less convincing in attributing it directly to Monroe or Adams This Era of Corruption underpins his central thesis that by running for the nation s highest office the virtuous General Jackson was responding to a public call to rescue the nation from the malfeasance of the very wealthy and the most politically powerfulRemini does a remarkable job of constructing an interesting wonderfully penetrating and occasionally provocative narrative of the seventh president I Came Away From came away from volume and its predecessor with a far complete and coherent understanding of Jackson than I developed by reading about him in earlier biographical works by Maruis James and Arthur Schlesinger Remini not only dissects Jackson s actions within the context of his personality and worldview but also wonderfully describes Jackson s complex network of friends and political alliesConsistent with his treatment of Jackson in the first volume there can be no mistake while reading this volume that Remini is favorably disposed toward his primary subject In fact although Remini s Jackson is heroic but deeply flawed the author has been accused of seeing the world too much from Jackson s point of view But this criticism is one of shading Remini s critiues of Jackson are too freuent and often too searing to leave the reader with an unrealistic saintly image of Andrew JacksonOverall the second volume of Robert Remini s series on Andrew Jackson was nearly as outstanding as the first Though the description of some of the political issues facing President Jackson occasionally became a bit dense and sometimes felt too lengthy the book as a whole was well paced extremely approachable and uite engaging This volume on Andrew Jackson was excellent and is well worth reading even without the benefit of the first or third volumesOverall rating 4 stars The second volume of this Jacksonian series is as full of details and anecdotes as the first and paints a clear and not always flattering picture of the 7th president Two issues I have with Mr Remini s work He severely downplays the issue of slavery in relation to Jackson and the US overall occasionally referring to enslaved individuals as servants which hides their true condition The issue of Georgia and the Supreme Court in relation to the Native American removal is dismissed with a sentiment of well there s nothing Jackson could have done as a state purposely ignored and SCOTUS decision This is a patently false concept since in later chapters Jackson doesn t hesitate to prepare to use military force against South Carolina for their ideology of nullification in regards to the Tariff of 1832 Jackson shows that ignoring legislation that he supports has repercussions while decisions he does not should be ignored The Course of American Freedom builds on the excellent job Remini began with the Course of American Empire picking up the torch and continuing to tell the story of Jackson s fascinating political careerThis volume 2 of 3 focuses on Jackson s first term as US president 1829 1833 looking at a complex array of issues such as the president s banking tariff and Indian removal policies Jackson s justifications for his treatment of large numbers of Indians that he was moving them from their ancestral homelands for their own Zu schnell good demonstrates that justifying their actions in hindsight is nothing new when it comes to politicians The situation with Secretary of War Eaton and his supposedly promiscuous wife was a situation I ve read about in a previous Jackson biography but it really demonstrates the insane depths of pettiness that can be sunk to during campaigns This book examines Jackson s policy of reform which in his mind consisted of ridding Washington of men he viewed as lifelong bureaucrats Remini explains how this policy whileood in theory came to institute a spoils system of Sleepless (Bird of Stone, government whereby incoming administrations award their loyal supporters with cabinet posts of their own This is an issue of the evolution of American history that I would like to read aboutUnderlying Jackson s actions during his first term was his belief that he not the legislative branch was theenuine voice of people and this volume leaves the impression that Jackson reatly expanded the executive branch a natural extension of Jackson s view of himself as a man of the people and his identification with democracyThe Course of American Freedom is a reat work for anyone with a love of American history and is highly informative when it comes to figuring out how our federal overnment has come to embrace some of the traditions we observe today Another reviewer here said we need leaders like Jackson today It could be argued that we just had one Jackson pretty much did as he pleased what ever he thought was right labeling those who opposed him as enemies of the people He reatly expanded the scope now accepted as being within the executive branch of Invisible (The Curse of Avalon government Hisreat skill as a politcian enabled him to et away with it so perhaps what we need are political leaders like him. Weighty issues with which he was faced the nullification crisis the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texa. ,
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#s treatment of this issue is much nuanced and also rightly critical of Jackson s actions and attitudes #treatment of this issue is much nuanced and also rightly critical of Jackson s actions and attitudes his discussion in Volume I about Jackson being a slaveholder The political machinations of Jackson s Cabinet are covered in reat detail While the discussion probably could have been edited better do we really need to know every move that Martin Van Buren John Eaton and others made the narrative does not bog down for too long Jackson the dominant man of the era remains at the center of it all being the undisputed man in charge Remini ends this volume with Jackson vetoing the renewal of the charter of the Bank of the United States and
re elected President Although Remini is still a little too pro Jackson my tastes for example on page 391 he writes that the American people reelected him because they had confidence in his leadership because he stood for morality and virtue in overnment this is a satisfactory follow up to Volume IGrade B Andrew Jackson ruled the 1830s and everyone else was just trying to catch their breath This second book in the three volume set reveals how Andrew Jackson won the 1828 presidential election in a landslide and transformed the nation Jackson is credited with a few things some of them not reat but mostly for pushing forward an understanding of the US president as the representative of all the people This is a model that every president after Jackson desired to state whenever they were striving for their agenda to come to fruition Jackson is a magnetic personage being a profligate spender in the White House hosting people of all stripes and desiring to know the people of America that elected him He was also stubborn as hell He minimally utilized his much ballyhooed Kitchen Cabinet He made his mind up and went with it Reading about Jackson s first term informs reatly my understanding of our modern presidency and their connection to the people Andrew Jackson is certainly one of the interesting presidents though I cannot forgive him for his treatment of the Indians This book part of a three volume biography covers his 1824 loss to John uincy Adams his election in 1828 and his first term in officeGiven the toxic nature of today s politics I m always struck by the fact that it was just as bad back in the day One passage I highlighted Although Jackson suffered the worst of the personal abuse that so disfigured this vicious campaign John uincy Adams did not escape unscathed Democrats freuently responded to verbal filth in kind In a campaign biography of Old Hickory published by Isaac Hill of New Hampshire and entitled Brief Sketch of Life Character and Services of Major General Andrew Jackson President Adams was accused of pimping while minister to Russia Supposedly he procured an American irl for Tsar Alexander I That Hill would publish this extraordinary story or anyone believe it is a frightful commentary on American politics in 1828 But the canard was widely believed and circulated In the west the Democrats mocked the President as The Pimp of the Coalition whose fabulous success as a diplomat had at last been explained Some National Republicans countered by circulating the report that General Jackson s mother was a COMMON PROSTITUTE brought to this country by British soldiers She afterward married a MULATTO MAN with whom she had several children of which number General JACKSON IS ONE When Old Hickory read this notice it is reported that he burst into tears Adams was also pilloried for conducting himself like a king and implementing the doctrine that the few should overn the many We disapprove clucked the Democrats the kingly pomp and splendor that is displayed by the present incumbent Other reports accused him of religious bigotry alcoholism Sabbath breaking and a string of other moral and ethical delinuencies Adams responded in the uiet of his study pouring out this bitterness and hurt in the secret pages of his diary He called his tormentors skunks of party slander Andrew Jackson The Course of American Freedom 1822 1832 is the second of three volumes in Robert Remini s series on Andrew Jackson This volume was published in 1981 and the series was completed in 1984 Despite the significant historical scholarship and refreshing lucidity it offers Remini s series is no longer freuently read However in 1988 Remini published a single volume abridgment of the series which maintains a relatively vigorous followingRemini was a historian and professor at the University of Illinois and authored several biographies during his forty year literary career of John uincy Adams Henry Clay and Martin Van Buren among others He was named historian of the US House of Representatives in 2005 and was asked to author a narrative history of that legislative body His resulting work The House The History of the House of Representatives was published in 2006 Remini died earlier this year at the age of 91This volume of Remini s series covers the ten year period which includes Jackson s national political ascendancy his contentious defeat for the presidency in 1824 by John uincy Adams his successful presidential campaign in 1828 and his first presidential term Early in the volume Remini lays the roundwork to prove the case that. Ten been seen simply as a rough hewn country Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature general Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career his presidential campaigns and his first administration as President The third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the.Being Re Elected President