Frank Blair: Lincoln's Conservative

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University of Missouri Press, 1998 - 318 strani
"Known for his fearlessness in both the political arena and the battlefield, Frank Blair is a Missouri legend. As a member of one of the most prominent and powerful political families in America during the nineteenth century, possibly the equivalent of the twentieth-century Kennedys, Frank was steeped in politics at an early age. The youngest son of Francis Preston Blair, editor of Andrew Jackson's Washington Globe and adviser to Presidents Andrew Jackson through Andrew Johnson, Frank Blair was greatly influenced by his father, who had high political expectations of him."--BOOK JACKET. "Volatile and combative, Blair was either strongly admired or hated by the public figures of his day. He held adamantly to his opinions and fought hard for his political causes. He was an ardent supporter of Abraham Lincoln and championed the president's program in Congress and in Missouri against the frequent assaults of the Radicals. Credited with being the principal leader in saving Missouri for the Union in 1861, Blair later served with great distinction at Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and in the Sherman campaigns throughout Georgia and the Carolinas. He is one of only two Missourians ever honored by his state in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol."--BOOK JACKET. "Frank Blair: Lincoln's Conservative reveals the full extent of Blair's importance as a national political figure. Specialists in nineteenth-century America, students of Missouri history, and Civil War buffs will welcome this study, which will long stand as the definitive work on this influential and colorful character."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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New Mexico Adventure
15
Marriage and Politics
31
Reputation Established
50
Missouri for the Union
79
The Fremont Controversy
112
The Vicksburg Campaign
146
Fighting on Two Fronts
175
Marching through Georgia
202
Reconstruction Politics
230
The Final Years
261
Bibliography
291
Index
311
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William E. Parrish is Professor Emeritus of History at Mississippi State University. He is the author of numerous books, including A History of Missouri: Volume III, 1860 to 1875. He is also the general editor of the five-volume History of Missouri Series.

The Missouri Biography Series, edited by William E. Foley

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