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[Ticknor, George]:

REMARKS ON THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF DANIEL WEBSTER, OF MASSACHUSETTS.

Carey & Lea, Philadelphia: 1831 48pp, dbd, scattered dust and foxing, with wear to lower blank corner of first few leaves. About Good+. An early assessment of Webster's career, based on his "Addresses, Speeches in Congress, and Forensic Arguments." Webster's work reflects the thinking of "one born and educated among our free institutions, - of one formed in their spirit, and animated and sustained by their genius and power." That is, his life, themes, and views are "entirely American." Ticknor recounts Webster's early life in New Hampshire, and the defining influence of his New England upbringing; his education at Dartmouth and admission to the Bar; his career as a lawyer, particularly his advocacy in the Supreme Court, the Dartmouth College Case, and Ogden against Saunders; and his career in Congress, beginning in 1812 as a young congressman who always sought to determine and uphold the national interest. His positions on the War of 1812, the recharter of the Bank of the United States, and the Nullification movement in South Carolina are reviewed. The book was always available as a campaign pamphlet in the event of a Webster boomlet for the presidency. FIRST EDITION. AI 9420 [5]. Sabin 95806. Not in Eberstadt, Decker. `


Book Id: 10587

Price: $175.00

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