I am a professor of history at Cumberland University, located 30 miles east of Nashville. This blog generally focuses on the Early Republic period, defined by the Society for Historians of the Early Republic (SHEAR) as encompassing the years 1776-1861. Most of the posts center on Andrew Jackson and Jacksonian politics, my primary research interests, but I also address other topics, including teaching, writing, the Civil War, southern history, and the history of conspiracy theories.
If you’re interested in what motivated me to begin blogging, click here.
Mark R. Cheathem
Disclaimer: This blog is not sponsored by Cumberland University, and the opinions and views expressed in my postings and comments do not necessarily reflect those of the university and its administration, faculty, students, or staff.