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Paul Finkelman is the author of Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History and Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson. The author or editor of more than twenty-five books, he is a distinguished professor at Albany Law School and a noted specialist in American legal history, race, and constitutional law. He lives in Slingerlands, New York.
I did not have high expectations from a short biography on a roundly disliked president. The simple fact that I selected this short bio rather than a deep dive into the man and his... Read morePublished 11 days ago by whitmanesque
Did not learn much about the man, but much repetitive discussion of pre-civil war monetary & slavery issues.Published 18 days ago by M. Fischlowitz
This book was written with a style that seemed to want to tell the story of M. Fillmore's environment, not his biography. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Roger Rung
Our author clearly pointed out the choices before the man and the country, providing context for the this historical moment. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Robert Candalino
Millard Fillmore 1/7/1800 – 1874
President 1850 – 1853 Whig Party
All I had ever heard of Millard Fillmore was that he was the man who installed the first bathtub in the... Read more
Fillmore's stubbornness negated much of his good deeds. He had some good ideas ( transcontinental railroad) but did not have the ability or personality to sell them to Congress.Published 19 months ago by Robert Walters
The wrong man at the wrong time in the wrong job. The wonderful thing about our democracy is that when men like Fillmore get into office we have a built in system to get rid of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bret Schlesinger