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The Resource John Tyler : the accidental president, Edward P. Crapol

John Tyler : the accidental president, Edward P. Crapol

Label
John Tyler : the accidental president
Title
John Tyler
Title remainder
the accidental president
Statement of responsibility
Edward P. Crapol
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was mocked by his adversaries as "His Accidency." Yet Tyler proved to be a bold and determined leader who used the malleable executive system outlined in the Constitution to his advantage. In this biography of the tenth president of the United States, Edward P. Crapol challenges traditional depictions of Tyler as a die-hard supporter of states' rights, an unwavering spokesman for a strict interpretation ofthe Constitution, and a faithful disciple of the republican vision of the founding fathers." "When it served his political ambitions, President Tyler did not hesitate to trample on states' rights, Crapol observes. In pursuit of his domestic and diplomatic agendas, Tyler exploited executive prerogatives and manipulated constitutional requirements in ways that violated his professed allegiance to a strict interpretation of the Constitution. His actions helped establish the tradition of a strong and energetic chief executive, setting precedents that his successors in the White House invoked to create an American empire and expand presidential power." "Crapol also highlights Tyler's enduring faith in America's national destiny and his belief that boundless territorial expansion would preserve the Union as a slaveholding republic. When Abraham Lincoln rejected this formula for endless expansion in 1861, Tyler, a Virginian, opted for secession and the Confederacy. He was ultimately stigmatized as America's "traitor" president for having betrayed the republic he once led. As Crapol demonstrates, Tyler's story anticipates the modern American presidency in all its power and grandeur, as well as its darker side."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
178173
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E397
LC item number
.C73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the accidental president
Label
John Tyler : the accidental president, Edward P. Crapol
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) 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
Introduction -- Forewarned, forearmed -- Visions of national destiny -- Defending slavery -- Avoiding war & preserving peace -- Pacific visions -- Texas -- Retirement & secession -- Conclusion : precedents & legacies
Control code
62897314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780807830413
Lccn
2005037963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
John Tyler : the accidental president, Edward P. Crapol
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) 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
Introduction -- Forewarned, forearmed -- Visions of national destiny -- Defending slavery -- Avoiding war & preserving peace -- Pacific visions -- Texas -- Retirement & secession -- Conclusion : precedents & legacies
Control code
62897314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780807830413
Lccn
2005037963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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