Margaret Louise Coit

Margaret Louise Coit was an American author and historian, best known for her biography of John C. Calhoun, 'John C. Calhoun: American Portrait,' for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1951. Her work is noted for its detailed research and its narrative style, which brought historical figures to life for her readers. Coit's contributions to historical writing have been recognized for their depth and literary quality.


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  1. 1. John C. Calhoun: American Portrait

    This biography provides a comprehensive view of John C. Calhoun, an influential American statesman and political theorist during the first half of the 19th century. It delves into his life, his role as a leader in the Democratic party, his service as Vice President to both John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, and his strong advocacy for states' rights and slavery. The book also explores his complex personality, his political philosophies and his impact on the shape of the American nation.