Book Discussion on Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son

Mr. Wallner talked about his book Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire’s Favorite Son, published by Plaidswede Publishing during… read more

Mr. Wallner talked about his book Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire’s Favorite Son, published by Plaidswede Publishing during Pierce’s bicentennial year. Mr. Wallner said that Pierce may be the least-known, least-studied president (1853-1857). He is often blamed for the Kansas-Nebraska Act and for the coming of the Civil War as a result. He mentioned some of Pierce’s close friends such as Stephen A. Douglas, Daniel Webster, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Jefferson Davis (who was a member of Pierce’s cabinet). Other topics included anti-immigration, problems with Great Britain over Central America and Cuba, slavery, and the war with Mexico. close

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Book Discussion on Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 28, 2004
Last Aired:
Dec 13, 2006

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  • Nov 28, 2004 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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