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Robert Remini, the National Book Award-winning biographer of Jackson, here turns his attention to Jackson's relations with the Indian nations of the American South. Those relations, he writes, were tempered by the racism of the day, but, as both general and president, Jackson was also unusual in enforcing rights guaranteed to those nations by treaty, even in instances when he disagreed with the terms. Despite his sense of justice, Jackson kept to his conviction that "Indians had to be shunted to one side or removed to make the land safe for white people to cultivate and settle," and during his tenure as president he pursued a policy of forced removal through which the Indian nations were relocated to the so-called Indian territories west of the Mississippi River, which in turn would be overrun only a few years later.
Though critical of Jackson's policies and actions, Remini suggests that removal saved many of the eastern Indian nations from almost certain annihilation. That view, while capably argued, is controversial, and some scholars of American Indian history are sure to take issue with it. Still, this is a valuable addition to the historical literature, one of interest to general readers as well as Remini's fellow historians. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thorough and comprehensive but also very entertaining and easy to read.Published 3 months ago by Ryan Morson
This book is a must read for anyone studying American historyPublished 7 months ago by Duane L. Allen
Robert Remini's "Andrew Jackson and his Indian Wars" presents a fair view of Jackson and his wars with Indians. Read morePublished 17 months ago by frrobinson
As the title of the book states, this book is a history of Andrew Jackson and his constant warfare against the Indians. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Carl Robinson
"Andrew Jackson and his Indian Wars" by Robert Remini is a relatively small volume (290 pages) but extremely informative thanks to Remini's ample skill as a writer. Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by 5/0
This book is written very well. The author seems to have a bias towards Andrew Jackson but he tells a good tale. Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by Brad Davis
This was a great book. Robert Remini tells the story of Andrew Jackson from a perspective that I had never experienced in a class room and brings an entire new light upon a man... Read morePublished on August 9, 2011 by Joe