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Polk, James K. (1795 - 1849), U.S. President

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195167771
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780195386479
Polk, James K. (1795 - 1849), U.S. President

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James Knox Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. His father, Samuel Polk, was a prosperous farmer who owned

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Subjects: History ; United States History

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