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The Resource William Henry Harrison, Gail Collins

William Henry Harrison, Gail Collins

Label
William Henry Harrison
Title
William Henry Harrison
Statement of responsibility
Gail Collins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Henry Harrison died just thirty-one days after taking the oath of office in 1841. Today he is a curiosity in American history, but as Gail Collins shows in this entertaining and revelatory biography, he and his career are worth a closer look. The son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Harrison was a celebrated general whose exploits at the Battle of Tippecanoe and in the War of 1812 propelled him into politics, and in time he became a leader of the new Whig Party, alongside Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. But it was his presidential campaign of 1840 that made an indelible mark on American political history. Collins takes us back to that pivotal year, when Harrison's "Log Cabin and Hard Cider" campaign transformed the way candidates pursued the presidency. It was the first campaign that featured mass rallies, personal appearances by the candidate, and catchy campaign slogans like "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too." Harrison's victory marked the coming-of-age of a new political system, and its impact is still felt in American politics today. It may have been only a one-month administration, but we're still feeling the effects
Member of
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10074767
Cataloging source
DLC
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Collins, Gail
Dewey number
  • 973.5/8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E392
LC item number
.C65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The American presidents
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  • Harrison, William Henry
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Governors
Target audience
adult
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the 9th president, 1841
Label
William Henry Harrison, Gail Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
To the manor born -- The governor -- Tippecanoe -- The War of 1812 -- Pursuing a post -- The first campaign -- And Tyler, too -- Log cabin and hard cider -- Thirty-one days
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 153 pages
Isbn
9780805091182
Lccn
2011018976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 723142704
  • (OCoLC)723142704
Label
William Henry Harrison, Gail Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
To the manor born -- The governor -- Tippecanoe -- The War of 1812 -- Pursuing a post -- The first campaign -- And Tyler, too -- Log cabin and hard cider -- Thirty-one days
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 153 pages
Isbn
9780805091182
Lccn
2011018976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 723142704
  • (OCoLC)723142704

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