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David Crockett in Congress

James R. Boylston

David Crockett in Congress

the rise and fall of the poor man"s friend

by James R. Boylston

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Published by Bright Sky Press in Houston, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crockett, Davy, -- 1786-1836,
  • United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography,
  • Legislators -- United States -- Biography,
  • Land reform -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1825-1829,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837,
  • Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby James R. Boylston and Allen J. Wiener.
    GenreBiography
    ContributionsWiener, Allen J., 1943-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF436.C95 B796 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24060807M
    ISBN 109781933979519
    LC Control Number2009024431


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