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General Information

Name:  Robert Remini  

Pen Name: None

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Audience: Adult;

Born: 1921


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Illinois Connection

Robert V. Remini, is a professor emeritus of history and research professor emeritus of humanities who taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

On April 28, 2005, Remini was appointed the Historian of the United States House of Representatives.He is professor of history emeritus and research professor of humanities emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He won the National Book Award for the third volume of his study of Andrew Jackson, and he has also written biographies of Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, Martin van Buren, Joseph Smith and Daniel Webster.


Awards

National Book Award in 1984 for ''Andrew Jackson'' Society of Midland Authors Award for ''Henry Clay''

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Andrew Jackson
ISBN: 9780230617551. OCLC Number: 320497300

Palgrave Macmillan,. .

Andrew Jackson & his Indian wars
ISBN: 0142001287. OCLC Number: 50541245

Penguin Books,. .

The expulsion of Native Americans from the eastern half of the continent to the Indian Territory beyond the Mississippi River is one of the most notorious events in U.S. history and the single most controversial aspect of Andrew Jackson's presidency. Jacksonian scholar Robert Remini provides an analysis of the entire story of Jackson's wars against the Indians, from his first battles with the Cherokees and Creeks to his presidential years, when he helped establish the Indian Territory in Oklahoma and, as a result, the Trail of Tears. --From publisher's description.

Andrew Jackson /
ISBN: 0786196610. OCLC Number: 47743212

Blackstone Audiobooks,. .

At the edge of the precipice :
ISBN: 9781441740274. OCLC Number: 770056271

Blackstone Audio, Inc.,. .

It has been said that if Henry Clay had been alive in 1860, there would have been no Civil War. Based on his performance in 1850, it may well be true. In that year, the United States faced one of the most dangerous crises in its history, having just acquired a huge parcel of land from the war with Mexico. Northern and Southern politicians fought over whether slavery should be legal on the new American soil. After a Northern congressman introduced a proviso to forbid slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico, Southerners threatened to secede from the Union. Only Henry Clay, America's great compromiser, could keep the Union together, saving it from dissolution for ten crucial years.

At the edge of the precipice :
ISBN: 0465012884. OCLC Number: 213307834

Basic Books,. .

"At the Edge of the Precipice" is historian Robert V. Remini's fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a skillful statesman like Clay could broker. Although the Compromise would collapse ten years later, plunging the nation into civil war, Clay's victory in 1850 ultimately saved the Union by giving the North an extra decade to industrialize and prepare.

Daniel Webster :
ISBN: 9780393318494. OCLC Number: 919616454

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In this monumental new biography, Robert V. Remini gives us a full life of Webster from his birth, early schooling, and rapid rise as a lawyer and politician in New Hampshire to his equally successful career in Massachusetts where he moved in 1816. Remini treats both the man and his time as they tangle in issues such as westward expansion, growth of democracy, market revolution, slavery and abolitionism, the National Bank, and tariff issues. Webster's famous speeches are fully discussed as are his relations with the other two of the great triumvirate, Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun. Throughout, Remini pays close attention to Webster's personal life - perhaps more than Webster would have liked - his relationships with family and friends, and his murky financial dealings with men of wealth and influence.

Daniel Webster :
ISBN: 0393045528. OCLC Number: 37109201

W.W. Norton & Co.,. .

In this monumental new biography, Robert V. Remini gives us a full life of Webster from his birth, early schooling, and rapid rise as a lawyer and politician in New Hampshire to his equally successful career in Massachusetts where he moved in 1816. Remini treats both the man and his time as they tangle in issues such as westward expansion, growth of democracy, market revolution, slavery and abolitionism, the National Bank, and tariff issues. Webster's famous speeches are fully discussed as are his relations with the other two of the "great triumvirate", Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun. Throughout, Remini pays close attention to Webster's personal life - perhaps more than Webster would have liked - his relationships with family and friends, and his murky financial dealings with men of wealth and influence.

Henry Clay :
ISBN: 0393030040. OCLC Number: 23140589

W.W. Norton,. .

Among nineteenth-century Americans, few commanded the reverence and respect accorded to Henry Clay of Kentucky. As orator and as Speaker of the House for longer than any man in the century, he wielded great power, a compelling presence in Congress who helped preserve the Union in the antebellum period. Remini portrays both the statesman and the private man, a man whose family life was painfully torn and who burned with ambition for the office he could not reach, the presidency.--From publisher description.

The battle of New Orleans
ISBN: 9781473520264. OCLC Number: 888470923

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The era of good feelings and the age of Jackson, 1816-1841
ISBN: 0882955780. OCLC Number: 4791806

AHM Pub. Corp.,. .

The Jacksonian era
ISBN: 088295931X. OCLC Number: 35280798

Harlan Davidson,. .

Offers a look at the social, cultural, and political climate of the era, including discussion of various reform, artistic, and religious movements.

The revolutionary age of Andrew Jackson /
ISBN: 0061320749. OCLC Number: 19070144

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The University of Illinois at Chicago :
ISBN: 0738507067. OCLC Number: 43978902

Arcadia,. .