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Leavening, 1786–1819

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 1 examines the family background, early education, friendships, and legal and political careers of James Buchanan and William Rufus King. King entered politics as a Jeffersonian ... More


Running, 1848–1853

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 6 considers the presidential election of 1848, the Compromise of 1850, and the election of 1852. During these years the friendship of Buchanan and King first intensified, then cooled, as each ... More


Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Thomas J. Balcerski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The friendship of the bachelor politicians James Buchanan (1791–1868) of Pennsylvania and William Rufus King (1786–1853) of Alabama has excited much speculation through the years. Why did neither one ... More


Hardening, 1820–1834

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 2 turns to how Buchanan and King established themselves within the Democratic Party of Andrew Jackson. In both cases, the chapter stresses the roles of intimate male friendships and the ... More


Messing, 1834–1840

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 3 explores the “Bachelor’s mess,” a phrase drawn from Buchanan’s correspondence, and notes the many ways in which their shared Washington boardinghouse intersected with the overlapping ... More


Epilogue: Preserving

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The epilogue reviews the careful efforts of Harriet Lane Johnston and Catherine Ellis to preserve the vast correspondence of their respective uncles. It also notes the ways in which each man has been ... More


Introduction: Remembering

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The introduction begins with the retrospective observation of the writer Elizabeth Ellet that Washington society once referred to James Buchanan and William Rufus King as the “Siamese twins.” From ... More


Wooing, 1840–1844

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 4 examines the crucial four-year period from the rise of the Whig Party to national power in 1840 to the dissolution of the bachelor’s mess of Buchanan and King in 1844. During this period of ... More


Presiding, 1853–1868

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 7 considers select aspects of Buchanan’s life after King’s death: his time as American minister to England, presidential nomination and election, presidency, retirement years, and the legacy ... More


Ministering, 1844–1848

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 5 traces a period of extended separation between Buchanan and King, from 1844 to 1848. During the administration of President James Polk each man turned his attention to foreign policy ... More


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