William Henry Seward [by] Glyndon G. Van Deusen.

New York, Oxford University Press, 1967.

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Subjects Hommes politiques -- EĢtats-Unis -- Biographies.
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872.
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Description xi, 666 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Copyright Date 1967.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-648).
Summary In-depth biography of William Henry Seward, who served in the New York State Senate, as governor of New York (1839-1943), and in the United States Senate (1849-1861). A close adviser to Pres. Abraham Lincoln, he served as U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869). He helped prevent foreign recognition of the Confederacy and obtained settlement in the Trent Affair.
Contents Portrait of an ambitious young man -- A budding politician -- Family and fortune -- Road to the governor's mansion -- Governor Seward : philosophy and practice -- The fortunes of political war -- New horizons -- Political maneuvers -- "A higher law" -- Aftermath -- Twilight of the Whigs -- A frustrated Republican -- Seedtime -- The higher destiny -- The best laid plans -- Into the breach once more -- To save the Union -- Head of the family -- Crisis and responsibility -- An aggressive diplomat -- The Trent Affair -- Calm and storm -- Seward and Lincoln -- The difficult British -- Other aspects of wartime diplomacy -- Of war and peace, and freedom -- A possible road to the White House -- Private lives -- A maelstrom and a plan -- Seward and Johnson -- Political disaster -- The end of political dreams -- Maximilian -- The Alabama Claims -- Westward the Star of Empire -- The quest for island outposts -- Toward the Aurora Borealis -- The last phase.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)426046
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Van Deusen, Glyndon G. 1897-
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