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The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce

The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce


Book Overview: The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce

Considered a failure upon leaving the White House in 1857 and thought to be on his way to a well-deserved obscurity, Franklin Pierce during the Civil War emerged as a major spokesman for that era's Peace Democrats, opposed to President Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and in defense of civil liberties.

A Northerner with many close Southern friends, including Jefferson Davis the president of the Confederacy and his wife, Varina Davis, Pierce was also thought to be a traitor because of such ties and was at one point nearly arrested for suspected seditious behavior.

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Publication Date2006-06-26
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Garry Boulard is a widely acclaimed author and seasoned journalist, known for his prolific work in historical non-fiction. With an illustrious career spanning over three decades, Boulard's portfolio brims with insightful narratives that delve deep into the cultural, social and political fabric of America. His exceptional storytelling skills, meticulous research process and distinctive perspective have solidified his reputation as a preeminent voice in the realm of historical literature. Boulard’s notable works include books such as "The Swing Era" and "Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy", both of which have received critical acclaim for their thorough exploration of pivotal eras in American history. His pieces often offer in-depth analyses and nuanced interpretations that encourage readers to better understand and appreciate the subjects explored. From his humble beginnings as a regional reporter to becoming a respected authority in his field, Boulard's journey is characterized by his relentless pursuit for knowledge and unwavering commitment to excellence. His writings demonstrate his profound understanding of complex matters and undeniably contribute to the literary world, making him an author of great distinction.

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