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The Resource James Buchanan, Jean H. Baker

James Buchanan, Jean H. Baker

Label
James Buchanan
Title
James Buchanan
Statement of responsibility
Jean H. Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Almost no president was as well trained and well prepared for the office as James Buchanan. He had served in the Pennsylvania state legislature, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate; he was Secretary of State and was even offered a seat on the Supreme Court. And yet, by every measure except his own, James Buchanan was a miserable failure as president, leaving office in disgrace. Virtually all of his intentions were thwarted by his own inability to compromise: he had been unable to resolve issues of slavery, caused his party to split -- thereby ensuring the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln -- and made the Civil War all but inevitable. Historian Jean H. Baker explains that we have rightly placed Buchanan at the end of the presidential rankings, but his poor presidency should not be an excuse to forget him. To study Buchanan is to consider the implications of weak leadership in a time of national crisis. Elegantly written, Baker's volume offers a balanced look at a crucial moment in our nation's history and explores a man who, when given the opportunity, failed to rise to the challenge. - Publisher
  • A look at the presidency of James Buchanan, whose administration paved the way for the onslaught of the Civil War, details his failures as a president, including his lack of compromise and his weak leadership in a time of national crisis
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Jean H
Dewey number
  • 973.6/8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E437
LC item number
.B35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American presidents
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buchanan, James
  • Buchanan, James
  • Buchanan, James (Politiker
  • Buchanan, James
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
James Buchanan, Jean H. Baker
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161) 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
Ascension -- from Stony Batter to the Cabinet, 1791-1848 -- Wheatland to the White House, 1849-1856 -- The Buchanan Presidency -- Theory and Practice -- Appeasing the South: The Final Months of the Buchanan Presidency
Control code
ocm53939621
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780805069464
Lccn
2003056938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53939621
  • (OCoLC)53939621
Label
James Buchanan, Jean H. Baker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161) 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
Ascension -- from Stony Batter to the Cabinet, 1791-1848 -- Wheatland to the White House, 1849-1856 -- The Buchanan Presidency -- Theory and Practice -- Appeasing the South: The Final Months of the Buchanan Presidency
Control code
ocm53939621
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780805069464
Lccn
2003056938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53939621
  • (OCoLC)53939621

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