Andrew Jackson, Volume 2: The Course of American Freedom, by Robert V. Remini

By Robert V. Remini

To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes signify the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the position Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to existence a posh personality who has usually been visible easily as a rough-hewn nation basic. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial profession, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he used to be confronted: the nullification drawback, the tragic removing of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence through the kingdom over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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That is how Papa got his second pair of trousers and blue suspenders; now with his boots and slouch hat he looks quite like a miner. 40 FRIDAY, THE 6TH OF APRIL Yesterday several wagons pulled by mule teams came into town. The rattle of their harnesses and wheels brought most of us out to look. There was great excitement as goods were unloaded, mainly premade buildings that had been shipped in flat bundles from around the Horn. I am now sitting on our rock in the water, writing to the noise of hammers echoing off the hills.

I was upset to hear these things. At noon we rested by a stream. We shared our figs 59 with Rosita; she gave us each a roasted potato. When we were thirsty, we leaned over the grassy bank to drink from our cupped hands. Such good, cold water. We returned home before dark; the dirt in front of our cabin was smooth except for tiny paw prints of rabbits and squirrels. No humans. Clara and I have rekindled our fire, and there’s a nice pot of soup simmering on the coals. All the way home we talked of wanting to help Rosita, but we’re not sure how.

We learned that to find Jesse 33 Blue is not as simple as knocking on someone’s door. The hills around here are spotted with caves and men hauling rocks out of them. When their luck fails or they hear of a better strike somewhere else, they move on. That’s why a fellow’s tent might be here one day, gone the next. Also, there are creeks, streams, rivulets, and waterfalls — so many places a man can pan for gold. Papa walked around for a few hours that first afternoon looking for our friend, but soon realized the search could take longer.

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