Mr. Jefferson's hammer : William Henry Harrison and the origins of American Indian policy

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2007
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Owens, Robert M. 1974-
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Owens, Robert M. Mr. Jefferson�s Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy. University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.

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Often remembered as the president who died shortly after taking office, William Henry Harrison remains misunderstood by most Americans. Before becoming the ninth president of the United States in 1841, Harrison was instrumental in shaping the early years of westward expansion. Robert M. Owens now explores that era through the lens of Harrison's career, providing a new synthesis of his role in the political development of Indiana Territory and in shaping Indian policy in the Old Northwest. To this day, we live with the echoes of Harrison's proclamations, the boundaries set by his treaties, and the ramifications of his actions. Mr. Jefferson's Hammer offers a much needed reappraisal of Harrison's impact on the nation's development and key lessons for understanding American sentiments in the early republic.
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