In honor of Festivus, air your historical grievances, preferably 19th-century, here. Yes, airing of grievances is only supposed to cover the previous year, but I'm stretching the boundaries while the holiday is young. I have two grievances: 1. I dislike James Buchanan for a number of reasons, but primarily because he acted coy during the … Continue reading Happy Festivus!
Review of Daniel Walker Howe’s What Hath God Wrought
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. By Daniel Walker Howe (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 904 pages; $35.00. Andrew Jackson has been dead 165 years, yet he remains the locus of intense political controversy. Since 1945, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s, The Age of Jackson, three generations of American historians and journalists … Continue reading Review of Daniel Walker Howe’s What Hath God Wrought