Suggested readings primary sources biography of martin van buren, donald b martin van buren and the american political system. Martin van buren was an illustrious lawyer and a brilliant politician, who became the eighth president of the united states of america he along with some of his colleagues put together the democratic party, which changed the very way in which american politics had been run till then. Published works of van buren include martin van buren, inquiry into the origin and course of political parties in the united states (1867), and john c fitzpatrick, ed, the autobiography of martin van buren, annual report of the american historical association for the year 1918 , vol 2 (1920. Martin van buren and the american political system donald b cole series: princeton the result was a magnificent two-thousand-page biography, which together with. 1-16 of 148 results for martin van buren biography martin van buren and the american political system jun 25, 2004 by donald b cole paperback $1995 $ 19 95 prime.
Number 8: martin van buren but nevertheless a brilliant politician essay martin van buren was robbed ted widmer's biography in the american. Martin van buren american politician, 8th president of the united states (in office from 1837 to 1841) he was the first president born after the united states declaration of independence , making him the first president who was born as a us citizen. However, martin van buren was a highly influential person in american history although his presidency is forgettable his contributions to american politics are not he was the leading founder of the modern democratic party and helped organize the second party system in united states history.
Martin van buren and the american political system a similar impression of van buren is conveyed by the biography did not guarantee political success, van. Martin van buren was considered the first professional politician to hold the office and was known as the ok president. Martin van buren was born on december 5, 1782 in kinderhook, new york, south of albany van buren was the third born of five children his father, abraham van buren, was a farmer and a tavern owner.
In his enjoyable biography of the most important early american politician, martin van buren, silbey provides countless readers with the ideal book about the early republic for students in either survey courses or those upper level courses that deal with the early republic. Martin van buren was the eighth president of the united states his shrewd dealings laid the foundations for the democratic party and the modern political machine martin van buren was born on. Biography timeline of life events below is an abbreviated outline of van buren's professional and political career: 1782: born in kinderhook, new york 1803: admitted to the bar, after serving an apprenticeship with a lawyer. Martin van buren 8th president of the united states (march 4, 1837 to march 3, 1841) nicknames: the american talleyrand the careful dutchman, van buren's first language was dutch. Martin van buren | an american politician who served as the 8th president of the united states (1837-41) a member of the democratic party.
Martin van buren: the romantic age of american politics author: john niven and katherine speirs release date: 1983 although james madison was certainly a politician, due to his involvement in the writing of the constitution and the early united states government, his accomplishments stood on their own in the annals of us history. A biography of martin van buren from the politics and political campaigns website another biography of van buren from the americanpresidentorg web site if you have any additional links which you would like to submit, please e-mail me at [email protected] , and i will be happy to include them. Donald cole analyzes the political skills that brought van buren the nickname little magician, describing how he built the albany regency (which became a model for political party machines) and how he created the democratic party of andrew jackson originally published in 1984 the princeton legacy.
This is not only the first modern biography of martin van buren (1782-1862), it ranks with the better political biographies of recent years prof niven (history, claremont graduate school) confidently and intelligently threads his way through the story of how van buren, son of an upstate new york. President martin van buren started his illustrious career as a lawyer and used this as his stepping stone towards the attainment of his political ambitions. Like the other works in this series that i have read, martin van buren is a short, general but informative biography on the eighth president of the united states this bio mainly focuses on the little magician's political career. Martin van buren was born in kinderhook, new york, the son of a dutch tavern owner van buren was exposed to politicians and political argument by the steady steam of visitors who frequented his father's establishment.