January 23, 2017

Today in History: Martin Van Buren


Today in History–December 5–the Library of Congress features Martin Van Buren, born on this date in 1782. Learn more about our nation’s 8th president (1837-41), also known as “The Little Magician” and the “Red Fox of Kinderhook” for his skill in political manipulation,  by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about Martin Van Buren.

Primary sources

Selected articles from 19th-century periodicals

Historic newspaper coverage (Chronicling America collection)

More resources

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