Joseph Glover Baldwin


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(1815–64), jurist of the Old Southwest, lived in Alabama and Mississippi during the 1830s and '40s, when speculation was rampant, politics turbulent, and law undefined. Later he settled in California, but his earlier surroundings are described in The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi (1853), a volume of sketches composed at leisure moments. He also wrote Party Leaders (1855), serious studies of Jefferson, Hamilton, Jackson, Clay, and Randolph.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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