Books for Fall 2022

American Presidency MaryAnne Borrelli, The Politics of the President's Wife (Texas A&M University Press, 2011) ISBN 978-1603442855 Mark R. Cheathem, The Coming of Democracy: Presidential Campaigning in the Age of Jackson (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2018) ISBN 978-1421425986 Andrew S. Moore, ed., Evangelicals and Presidential Politics: From Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump (LSU Press, 2021) ISBN 978-0807174340 …

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Did the Rothschild Family Try To Kill Andrew Jackson?

Xaviant Haze’s The Suppressed History of American Banking: How Big Banks Fought Jackson, Killed Lincoln, and Caused the Civil War is one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. The main argument is that the Rothschild banking family caused the War of 1812 to make money from it, fought Andrew Jackson to preserve the Second …

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Review of And Tyler No More

Credit: https://stanhaynes.com/ Earlier this fall, attorney and author Stan Haynes offered to send me a copy of his newest book, And Tyler No More, which is set in the Jacksonian/antebellum period. Although there is some fiction set in this period (see my review of A Stranger Here Below), there isn't a lot. With that in …

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Books for Spring 2022

Jacksonian Democracy Mark R. Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner (LSU Press, 2013) ISBN 9780807150986 Cassandra Good, Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015) ISBN 9780199376179 Spencer W. McBride, Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom (Oxford Univ. Press, 2021) ISBN 9780190909413 Joshua D. Rothman, The …

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Books for Spring 2021

Civil War America After taking a cycle off, I'm teaching the Civil War course in the spring. All three books are new to the course and will be supplemented with articles and essays. Kevin Levin, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) ISBN 9781469653266 Kellie Carter …

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Books for Fall 2020

American Presidency Mark R. Cheathem, The Coming of Democracy: Presidential Campaigning in the Age of Jackson (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2018) ISBN 978-1421425986 Erika Falk, Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns, 2d. ed. (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2010) ISBN 978-0252076916 Jennifer R. Mercieca, Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump (Texas A&M Univ. Press, …

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Review of A Stranger Here Below

Earlier this fall, author Charles Fergus offered to send me a copy of his newest book, A Stranger Here Below, which is set in the Jacksonian period. There's not a lot of fiction that focuses on this period, so I agreed to read the book and write a short review about it here. A Stranger …

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Books for Spring 2020

Jacksonian Democracy Patrick H. Breen, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016) ISBN 9780190055615 Mark R. Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner (LSU Press, 2013) ISBN 9780807150986 Cassandra Good, Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015) ISBN 9780199376179 Amy Greenberg, A Wicked …

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John Quincy Adams’ Take on Trump’s Wall

I came across a quote recently that piqued my curiosity. In discussing immigration, the author credited John Quincy Adams with writing the following statement while secretary of state: The American Republic invites nobody to come. We will keep out nobody. Arrivals will suffer no disadvantages as aliens. But they can expect no advantages either. Native-born …

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Books for Fall 2019

History of U.S. I (To 1877) Mark R. Cheathem, Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democratic Party. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2018. ISBN 9781621904533 John Fea, Why Study History? Reflecting on the Importance of the Past. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2013. ISBN 9780801039652 Betty Wood, The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies (Hill …

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