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The Age of Andrew JacksonThe Age of Andrew Jackson

Interpreting American History

Edited by Brian D. McKnight and James S. Humphreys

Narrated by Todd Barsness

Approximately 5 hours

Unabridged


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Book published by Kent State University Press


In The Age of Andrew Jackson, experts on Jacksonian America address the changing views of historians over the past century on a watershed era in U.S. history. A two-term president of the United States, Jackson was a powerful leader who widened constitutional boundaries on the presidency, shaping policy himself instead of deferring to the wishes of Congress.

The essayists in this volume review the most important issues of the period—including the Corrupt Bargain, Nullification Crisis, Indian Removal Act, and Jacksonian democracy, economics, and reform—and discuss their interpretation over the last hundred years by such historians as Frederick Jackson Turner, Richard Hofstadter, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Sean Wilentz, Robert V. Remini, Daniel Feller, and David Walker Howe.

An insightful compilation of essays, The Age of Andrew Jackson will acquaint readers with the nineteenth-century world of Andrew Jackson and the ways in which historians have interpreted his life and times.

Brian D. McKnight is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. His book Contested Borderland: The Civil War in Appalachian Kentucky and Virginia won the James I. Robertson Literary Prize in 2007.

James S. Humphreys is assistant professor of Southern history at Murray State University in Kentucky. He is the author of Francis Butler Simkins: A Life.





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