The Lost President

The Lost President[Download] ➹ The Lost President Author Ruth Dunley – Bluevapours.co.uk Though few people have heard of AD Smith 1811 65 this nineteenth century knight errant left his mark on some of the key events of his times in several states personifying the nineteenth century impuls Though few people have heard of AD Smith this nineteenth century knight errant left his mark on some of the key events of his times in several states personifying the nineteenth century impulse to move across the American landscape Smith's uixotic trail began in upstate New York wound westward to the Ohio and Wisconsin frontier southward to the federally occupied Sea Islands of South Carolina and finally ended aboard a northbound steamerIn Ohio Smith became involved with a paramilitary group the Hunters' Lodge which elected him the President of the Republic of Canada In The Lost Epub / Wisconsin he achieved notoriety as the judge who dared to declare the Fugitive Slave Act of unconstitutional lighting one of many fuses that sparked the Civil War In South Carolina he fought passionately for the property rights of freedmen Smith believed in civic movements based on Jeffersonian democracy and republican ideals Civic participation he believed was a fundamental part of being a good American This civic impulse resulted in his enthusiastic embrace of the reform movements of the day and his absolute dedication to radicalismA detective story set against the backdrop of the volatile antebellum era this gripping biography lays bare in funny accessible prose just what it is that historians really do all day and how obsessive they can be assembling a jigsaw puzzle of secret documents probate records court testimony speeches correspondence newspaper coverage and genealogical research to tell the story of a man like Smith of his vision for the United States and generally of the value of remembering secondary historical characters.

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The Lost President eBook Ú The Lost  Epub /
  • ebook
  • The Lost President
  • Ruth Dunley
  • 18 February 2016
  • 9780820354552

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