Benjamin Harrison

by Calhoun, Charles W. 1948-

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Summary
A portrait of the presidency of Benjamin Harrison describes his rise to political power, his controversial victory over Grover Cleveland in the 1888 election, the successes and failures of his administration, his loss to Cleveland in the 1893 election, and his historical legacy.
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".

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Calhoun dusts off an almost thoroughly forgotten chief executive, known primarily for serving between Cleveland's two terms, to disclose a harbinger of the modern, activist president. Although born in his grandfather's house--and Grandfather was William Henry Harrison, the president famed for dying one month after inauguration--Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) wasn't to the manor born. He had to establish himself as an attorney before marrying, and become a hardworking high earner before his political ambitions bore fruit. He lost more elections than he won before his 1888 presidential victory; even then, he lost the popular vote because of huge Democrat majorities in the South. He passed more legislation, spent more money, and did more hands-on diplomacy than had any previous president. His single great failure was his legislation ensuring the voting rights of southern blacks. Democrats successfully stalled the bill in the Fifty-first Congress, and after they regained Congress in 1890 and the White House in 1892, the issue was dead until the 1960s. One of the most revelatory entries in the American Presidents series. --Ray Olson Copyright 2005 Booklist"
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Additional Information
Series American presidents series.
Subjects Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
Presidents United States Biography
Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction
History
United States Politics and government 1889-1893.
Electronic books.
Biographies.
1833-1901.
1889-1893.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Henry Holt and Co.,2013
Henry Holt and Co.2013
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Adult.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-190) and index.
ISBN 9781466860810
9781466860810
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