The Jacksonians Versus the Banks: Politics in the States after the Panic of 1837

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

THIS STUDY has been a long time in preparation, and the number of people to whom I have become obligated are legion. I am particularly grateful to the skill, patience, and good humor of numerous librarians across the country: John Knowlton and John McDonough at the Library of Congress, Ralph L. Hazeltine at the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society in Wilkes-Barre; Kenneth W. Duckett, previously at the Ohio Historical Society, Mrs. Virginia R. Gray at the Duke University Library, James W. Patton at the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina Library, James Servies at the William and Mary College Library, Robert L. Brubaker at the Illinois State Historical Library, Mrs. Lee Jordan at the Cincinnati Historical Society, and Mrs. Laura D. S. Harrell at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. I also want to thank the library staffs at the University of Virginia, the Virginia State Library at Richmond, the New York Public Library, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in Harrisburg, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. Mrs. Ann Reed and her staff in the newspaper room and the staff of the Interlibrary Loan Department at the University of California Library at Berkeley were marvelously helpful and attentive to my needs. Woodrow W. White of the West Virginia State Auditor's Office and Miss Daphne Gentry of the Virginia State Library provided vitally needed Virginia tax data.

Professor Charles Sellers of the University of California at Berkeley initially suggested the topic to me and guided my work in its early

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Contents xiii
  • Graphs and Maps xiv
  • Song from a Jackson Barbecue September 25, 1839 *
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter I - The Democratic Party and the Politics of Agrarianism 3
  • Chapter II - Banking Before the Panic 25
  • The West 51
  • Chapter III - Mississippi 55
  • Chapter IV - Mississippi Constituencies 89
  • Chapter V - The Southwest 110
  • Chapter VI - Ohio 123
  • Chapter VII - Ohio Constituencies 160
  • Chapter VIII - The Northwest 190
  • The East 211
  • Chapter IX - Virginia 215
  • Chapter X - Virginia Constituencies 247
  • Chapter XI - The Southeast 274
  • Chapter XII - Pennsylvania and New York 285
  • Chapter XIII - The Northeast 306
  • Conclusion 321
  • Appendices 331
  • Notes to Tables 342
  • Bibliography 351
  • Index 379
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