The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce

The Story of a President and
the Civil War

by Garry Boulard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/26/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9780595403677
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9780595847426

About the Book

Considered a failure upon leaving the White House in 1857 and thought to be on his way to a well-deserved obscurity, Franklin Pierce during the Civil War emerged as a major spokesman for that era's Peace Democrats, opposed to President Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and in defense of civil liberties.

A Northerner with many close Southern friends, including Jefferson Davis the president of the Confederacy and his wife, Varina Davis, Pierce was also thought to be a traitor because of such ties and was at one point nearly arrested for suspected seditious behavior.

About the Author

Garry Boulard is an Albuquerque, New Mexico writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor and is also a long-time contributor to the National Conference of State Legislatures? State Legislatures Magazine. He is the author of four other books, including Huey Long Invades New Orleans?The Siege Of A City, 1934?36 (Pelican Publishing Company, 1998).