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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.197
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1856 
Title Buchanan and Breckinridge. The Democratic hand-book, compiled by Mich. W. Cluskey, of Washington City, D.C. …
Date 1856
Author Cluskey, Michael W. (fl. 1856)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description [Title continues] "...Recommended by the Democratic national committee. The success of the Democracy essential for the preservation of the Union and the protection of the integrity of the Constitution." Compiled to disprove the "unprecedented charges against the Democratic candidate..." Selections are from the works of Democratic leaders "who represent the uniform and united opinions of the Democracy, North and South..." Includes the Missouri Compromise, a letter from Thomas Jefferson, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and an extract from the will of Andrew Jackson among others. Printed by R. A. Waters.
Subjects President  Democratic Party  Vice President  Election  Politics  Government and Civics  US Constitution  Missouri Compromise  Bleeding Kansas  Slavery  African American History  
People Cluskey, Michael W. (fl. 1856)  Donelson, Andrew Jackson (1799-1871)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Buchanan, James (1791-1868)  Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell) (1821-1875)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Cluskey was perhaps the postmaster of the House of Representatives from 1857-1859.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859