Boston; (1900): Houghton Mifflin. First Edition. 12mo. Item #025369
156pp. frontispiece portrait. The author was one of the most remarkable literary and political historians of the South. His dream in the late 19th Century was for the South to have a two-party system (until the Civil Rights legislation of 1965, the South was entirely Democratic party controlled). What scholars have said about this small volume is that his balanced view of the strengths and weaknesses of Andrew Jackson is a model that avoided either those who saw him as a hero or as villain. This volume was the first of the Riverside Biographical Series and has stood the test of the time. A very nice copy bound in maroon embossed cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, very minor light rubbing to spine ends and corners. Near fine.