"Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication"
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This paper summarizes and discusses James Curtis's book "Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication". The paper describes, according to the the book, the circumstances surrounding the various times in Andrew Jackson's life that he felt the need to search for vindication. The paper concludes that only time brought vindication for Jackson.
From the Paper:"Jackson was to have more vindications of a military kind when his forces killed 186 Creek Indians on November 2, 1813, and on November 8, 1813 three hundred Creek Indians in Tennessee. Those battles were won even though Jackson was asked to wait for reinforcements and did not wait as ordered. And when soldiers were without adequate food and supplies, and threatened to walk away from battle, and Jackson himself was "a sick man" (p. 53), he stubbornly insisted on continuing, and threatened to shoot any men who deserted. "To Jackson the war was not a matter of contracts, terms of service, or dates of discharge, but a campaign to vindicate national honor and to prove his personal worth by triumphing over the enemy's wickedness" (p. 53). In 1813, when the British invaded New Orleans (War of 1812), Jackson's forces beat them and he became a hero, once again vindicating him. He was vindicated for the time he was taken prisoner by the British as a young boy, and made to shine British soldier's shoes, and almost had his head chopped off; and for his heroism in the face of a massive British charge in New Orleans. "Glorious," "unparalleled," "incredible" were some of the accolades he received nationwide for his hand in defeated the hated British."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Curtis, James C. Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1976.
Cite this Book Review:
"Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication" (2007, March 01) Retrieved October 14, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/andrew-jackson-and-the-search-for-vindication-92834/
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