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Driven West - Andrew Jackson's Trail of Tears to the Civil War

A. J. Langguth

By the acclaimed author of the classic Patriots and Union 1812, this major work of narrative history portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, and Polk led the country to its Manifest Destiny across the continent, but the forces and hostility unleashed by that expansion led inexorably to Civil War. As president, Andrew Jackson decreed that the Indians of Georgia be forcibly removed to make way for the exploding white population. His policy set off angry debate in the Senate among such giants as Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, and protests from writers in the north like Ralph Waldo Emerson, who represented the growing abolitionist movement. Southern slave owners understood that those protests would not stop with defending a few Indian tribes.

By the acclaimed author of the classic Patriots and Union 1812, this major work of narrative history portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, and Polk led the country to its Manifest Destiny across the continent, but the forces and hostility unleashed by that expansion led inexorably to Civil War. As president, Andrew Jackson decreed that the Indians of Georgia be forcibly removed to make way for the exploding white population. His policy set off angry debate in the Senate among such giants as Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, and protests from writers in the north like Ralph Waldo Emerson, who represented the growing abolitionist movement. Southern slave owners understood that those protests would not stop with defending a few Indian tribes.
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History

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By the acclaimed author of the classic Patriots and Union 1812, this major work of narrative history portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, and Polk led the country to its Manifest Destiny across the continent, but the forces and hostility unleashed by that expansion led inexorably to Civil War. As president, Andrew Jackson decreed that the Indians of Georgia be forcibly removed to make way for the exploding white population. His policy set off angry debate in the Senate among such giants as Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, and protests from writers in the north like Ralph Waldo Emerson, who represented the growing abolitionist movement. Southern slave owners understood that those protests would not stop with defending a few Indian tribes.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mel Foster

Length:

14h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

55:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:20:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:12:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

59:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

52:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

55:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

53:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:24