The lost President : A.D. Smith and the hidden history of radical democracy in Civil War America / Ruth Dunley.
- Other Title:
- A.D. Smith and the hidden history of radical democracy in Civil War America
- Athens, GA : The University of Georgia Press, 
- Uncivil wars.
xi, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
- Smith, A. D. (Abram Daniel), 1811-1865.
Hunters' Lodges (Organization) -- Biography.
United States. Internal Revenue Service -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Hunters' Lodges (Organization)
United States. Internal Revenue Service.
Rebellion (Canada : 1837-1838)
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Republicanism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents -- Canada -- Biography.
Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838 -- Biography.
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Judges -- Wisconsin -- Biography.
Beaufort (S.C.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Politics and government.
Ohio -- Cleveland.
South Carolina -- Beaufort.
- "A detective story set against the backdrop of the volatile antebellum era, this socio-cultural biography pieces together methodological inquiry with a jigsaw puzzle composed of secret documents, probate records, court testimony, speeches, correspondence, newspaper coverage and genealogical research in order to tell the story of a man named Smith, of his vision for the United States, and, more generally, of the value of remembering secondary historical characters."--Provided by publishers.
"Smith followed a journey to restore republican values and justice: first as the man who wanted to be the President of Canada in the late 1830s, next as the judge who touched off a legal firestorm by declaring the Fugitive Slave Act unconstitutional in the 1850s, and finally as the tax commissioner who demanded that former slaves have an opportunity to preempt land in South Carolina during the Civil War."
- Introduction. In search of a man named Smith
New York, Vermont, Ohio: The President of Canada
Wisconsin: when I think of him I incline to spit
South Carolina: Your name and memory will be cherished
Conclusion. Act, one and all
Epilogue. Lost and found.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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