In this episode, I take a look at John Tyler, the Virginian who served as Harrison’s running mate and vice-president before assuming the presidency, as well as antebellum Virginia leading up to Harrison’s presidency in 1841.
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Sources used for this episode:
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- Gates, Paul F. The Farmer’s Age: Agriculture, 1815-1860: Volume III, The Economic History of the United States. Armonk, NY & London, England, UK: M E Sharpe Inc, 1989.
- “Genealogy of John Tyler and his Descendants.” Sherwood Forest: Home of President John Tyler. http://www.sherwoodforest.org/Genealogy.html. Last Accessed: 31 July 2016.
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- Harrison, William Henry. “The Speech of General Harrison delivered at the Old Hamilton Convention Thursday the 1st of October 1840,” Reel 23, Martin Van Buren Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
- Peterson, Norma Lois. The Presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1989.