History Literature / TrailOfGlory

5th Oct '17 4:04:59 AM Jhonny
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** At the end of ''The Arkansas War'', Andrew Jackson has joined forces with John Quincy Adams and other moderates and liberals [[spoiler:to form a new Democratic-Republican Party]] to wrest control of Congress from Henry Clay's supporters in the upcoming off-year elections and go for the White House in the 1828 election, one of whose chief planks is gradual emancipation (And the notion that a free black is a full US Citizen with all the same rights as a white man). This sets up a showdown with the Deep South, and its ideological leader John Calhoun, in future books, [[spoiler:though it's strongly implied that the Upper South - especially Kentucky and Tennessee, which are Jackson country - will side with the new party.]]

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** At the end of ''The Arkansas War'', Andrew Jackson has joined forces with John Quincy Adams and other moderates and liberals [[spoiler:to form a new Democratic-Republican Party]] to wrest control of Congress from Henry Clay's supporters in the upcoming off-year Midterm elections and go for the White House in the 1828 election, one of whose chief planks is gradual emancipation (And the notion that a free black is a full US Citizen with all the same rights as a white man). This sets up a showdown with the Deep South, and its ideological leader John Calhoun, in future books, [[spoiler:though it's strongly implied that the Upper South - especially Kentucky and Tennessee, which are Jackson country - will side with the new party.]]
5th Oct '17 4:00:33 AM Jhonny
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* TheChessmaster: UsefulNotes/HenryClay in ''1824''. Silently backing a freebooter expedition. If it succeeds, get credit for it. If it is crushed, then use it as a rallying cry for war and a bid for the presidency.

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* TheChessmaster: UsefulNotes/HenryClay in ''1824''. Silently backing a freebooter expedition. If it succeeds, get credit for it. If it is crushed, then use it as a rallying cry for war and a bid for the presidency. However [[spoiler: he seems kind of lost when he finally wins the Presidency]]
5th Oct '17 3:57:18 AM Jhonny
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--> A nation might produce no poets, no philosophers, no inventors, no scientists, no statesmen, no theologicans, no sculptors--no barbers and butchers and bakers, for that matter. But if it could beat down anyone who tried to conquer it, no one could claim it didn't produce men.
* BoomTown: New Antrim.

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--> A nation might produce no poets, no philosophers, no inventors, no scientists, no statesmen, no theologicans, theologians, no sculptors--no barbers and butchers and bakers, for that matter. But if it could beat down anyone who tried to conquer it, no one could claim it didn't produce men.
* BoomTown: New Antrim. - in keeping with the old Alternate History tradition of making alternate versions of Little Rock, Arkansas into actually important towns
10th Jul '17 2:04:36 AM Divra
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* OffTheRecord: William Cullen Bryant has a beautiful conversation to this effect with Henry Shreve. Paraphrased:
-> Bryant: I was sure deploying militia outside the U.S. was illegal in peacetime?
-> Shreve: That ain't no militia! Jes' Crittenden's boys!
-> Bryant: Freebooters, then. Can I quote you to that effect?
-> Shreve: You sure as Sam Hill can't! If they find out, my life ain't worth spit!
-> Bryant: Even better! "A knowledgeable local source, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals from the butcher Crittenden and his band of renegades, who would stoop to anything to conceal their depredations...."
5th Apr '17 11:21:36 PM PaulA
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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.

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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, Creator/EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.



* TheAlcoholic: A part of the reason EricFlint choose Sam Houston as the protagonist was that he wanted to show a realistic high-functioning alcoholic. This also qualifies as WriteWhatYouKnow: Flint has commented on the Baen forum, while discussing this aspect of Houston's character, that he himself has struggled with alcoholism.

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* TheAlcoholic: A part of the reason EricFlint Eric Flint choose Sam Houston as the protagonist was that he wanted to show a realistic high-functioning alcoholic. This also qualifies as WriteWhatYouKnow: Flint has commented on the Baen forum, while discussing this aspect of Houston's character, that he himself has struggled with alcoholism.
9th Mar '17 4:52:54 PM Bissek
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* HomeByChristmas: President Clay decides that he needs a short victorious war against Arkansas in order to prop up his support after gaining the presidency through deal-making in the House despite 5/6ths of the country voting against him. Practically every senior officer with an understanding of the defenses Arkansas has comes to the conclusion that while victory is possible, 'short' is out of the question.
9th Mar '17 1:37:13 PM penguinist
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* InsultToRocks: In Chapter 28 of ''1824: The Arkansas War'', Andrew Jackson publicly denounces the deal-making that put Henry Clay into office as President after getting only about 1/6th of the popular vote, and initially lambasts John Calhoun as [[Literature/TheBible Judas]]. Later, Jackson corrects himself, saying that the comparison was an insult to Judas.

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* InsultToRocks: In Chapter 28 of ''1824: The Arkansas War'', Andrew Jackson publicly denounces the deal-making that put Henry Clay into office as President after getting only about 1/6th of the popular vote, and initially lambasts lambastes John Calhoun as [[Literature/TheBible Judas]]. Later, Jackson corrects himself, saying that the comparison was an insult to Judas.



* NobleBigot: Andrew Jackson is portrayed as this. He is highly bigoted, even by the standards of the time, and does not hesitate to call friendly Cherokees "savages", ask how Houston can be so sure that his coloured teamsters won't steal his gear, and sum up state militias as drunken and cowardly to a man. However, he hesitates to shoot Red Eagle (a rebel Cherokee responsible for a major massacre) because he surrendered voluntarily, promotes a coloured sergeant to commissioned rank, against regulations, and threatens to kill a man who protests against arming free coloured men, but who won't join the militia himself. Essentially, the Andrew Jackson in the book is bigoted against groups but is capable of respecting an individual who is especially heroic and or a fierce fighter. While he is a bigot, he hates fools and cowards even more.

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* NobleBigot: Andrew Jackson is portrayed as this. He is highly bigoted, even by the standards of the time, and does not hesitate to call friendly Cherokees "savages", ask how Houston can be so sure that his coloured teamsters won't steal his gear, and sum up state militias as drunken and cowardly to a man.man (though [[JerkassHasaPoint not exactly wrong with that last one]]). However, he hesitates to shoot Red Eagle (a rebel Cherokee responsible for a major massacre) because he surrendered voluntarily, promotes a coloured sergeant to commissioned rank, against regulations, and threatens to kill a man who protests against arming free coloured men, but who won't join the militia himself. Essentially, the Andrew Jackson in the book is bigoted against groups but is capable of respecting an individual who is especially heroic and or a fierce fighter. While he is a bigot, he hates fools and cowards even more.
4th Dec '16 7:48:45 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* AndThenWhat: Could General Andrew Jackson destroy the Chiefdom of Arkansas? Sure! Can he do so without, in his own words, gutting and skinning his own Republic? Erm. Does he think slavery in the U. S. remain a concern in the long term with Arkansas sitting on the border? Nope.
27th Nov '15 12:10:36 AM Nohbody
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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.

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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.
27th Nov '15 12:10:23 AM Nohbody
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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the TheWarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.

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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the TheWarOf1812, the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.
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