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Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers by Ken S. Mueller (review)

Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers by Ken S.... REVIEWS � 333 never really died: Its legacies extend from the Morrill Land Grant Col- lege Act of 1862 to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Overall, while opposing schemes of western development were often rhetorically framed in stark contradistinction to each other, the path that policy and settlement actually took may have more resembled a muddled amalgam of alternatives than a radical ‘‘dismantling’’ of original purpose (233). There is certainly room for debate on this. At the least, Securing the West contributes to that debate, while reminding yet another scholarly generation of the importance of the public lands. Daniel Feller is professor of history and Editor/Director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (Madison, WI, 1984) and The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815–1840 (Baltimore, 1995). Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers. By Ken S. Mueller. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. Pp. 320. Paper, $29.95.) Reviewed by Mark R. Cheathem Ken Mueller’s new book does not completely fill the need for a modern biography of Thomas Hart Benton, but it offers a different perspective http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers by Ken S. Mueller (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 35 (2) – Apr 29, 2015

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Copyright © 2008 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
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1553-0620

Abstract

REVIEWS � 333 never really died: Its legacies extend from the Morrill Land Grant Col- lege Act of 1862 to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Overall, while opposing schemes of western development were often rhetorically framed in stark contradistinction to each other, the path that policy and settlement actually took may have more resembled a muddled amalgam of alternatives than a radical ‘‘dismantling’’ of original purpose (233). There is certainly room for debate on this. At the least, Securing the West contributes to that debate, while reminding yet another scholarly generation of the importance of the public lands. Daniel Feller is professor of history and Editor/Director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (Madison, WI, 1984) and The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815–1840 (Baltimore, 1995). Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers. By Ken S. Mueller. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. Pp. 320. Paper, $29.95.) Reviewed by Mark R. Cheathem Ken Mueller’s new book does not completely fill the need for a modern biography of Thomas Hart Benton, but it offers a different perspective

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Apr 29, 2015

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