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Michael F. Holt is the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of six books, including the award-winning The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party and By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.




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Pierce, Franklin, -- 1804-1869.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1853-1857.