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The Resource Benjamin Harrison, Charles W. Calhoun

Benjamin Harrison, Charles W. Calhoun

Label
Benjamin Harrison
Title
Benjamin Harrison
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Calhoun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Politics was in Benjamin Harrison's blood. His great-grandfather signed the Declaration of Independence and his grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the ninth president of the United States. Harrison, a leading Indiana lawyer, became a Republican Party champion, even taking a leave from the Civil War to campaign for Lincoln. After a scandal-free term in the Senate -- no small feat in the Gilded Age -- the Republicans chose Harrison as their presidential candidate in 1888. Despite losing the popular vote, he trounced the incumbent, Grover Cleveland, in the electoral college. In contrast to standard histories, which dismiss Harrison's presidency as corrupt and inactive, Charles W. Calhoun sweeps away the stereotypes of the age to reveal the accomplishments of our twenty-third president. With Congress under Republican control, he exemplified the activist president, working feverishly to put the Party's planks into law and approving the first billion-dollar peacetime budget. But the Democrats won Congress in 1890, stalling his legislative agenda, and with the First Lady ill, his race for reelection proceeded quietly (she died just before the election). In the end, Harrison could not beat Cleveland in their unprecedented rematch
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calhoun, Charles W.
Dewey number
  • 973.8/6/092
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 14-18
LC call number
E702
LC item number
.C35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American presidents series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Benjamin Harrison, Charles W. Calhoun
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A hard-earned loaf" -- The path to "future fruit" -- Hoosier in command -- Centennial president -- The billion-dollar congress -- Diplomacy and defeat -- "The curtain is down."
Control code
ocm57316790
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780805069525
Lccn
2004063778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57316790
  • (OCoLC)57316790
Label
Benjamin Harrison, Charles W. Calhoun
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A hard-earned loaf" -- The path to "future fruit" -- Hoosier in command -- Centennial president -- The billion-dollar congress -- Diplomacy and defeat -- "The curtain is down."
Control code
ocm57316790
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 206 pages
Isbn
9780805069525
Lccn
2004063778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57316790
  • (OCoLC)57316790

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