As I did for this past summer’s SHEAR conference, I am posting for advance reading a .pdf of my paper, entitled “Slavery, Kinship, and Andrew Jackson’s Presidential Campaign of 1828,” for the upcoming Southern Historical Association meeting. It is part of the session, “New Perspectives on the Jacksonian South,” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2:30-4:30.

This paper is an abbreviated version of a chapter in the Jackson biography that I am completing for LSU Press. Suggestions for, and criticism of, the paper are welcome.