R.I.P. Lee Benson, Author of The Concept of Jacksonian Democracy

Lee Benson, author of The Concept of Jacksonian Democracy: New York as a Test Case (1961), has died. While Jacksonian historians recognize Benson's work as pioneering the use of social science research and quantitative methods to argue for an ethnocultural interpretation of the Jacksonian period, the UPenn professor was also deeply involved in civic engagement: …

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When Was Andrew Jackson Popular?

The New York Times recently described a new database that has a lot of interesting possibilities: With little fanfare, Google has made a mammoth database culled from nearly 5.2 million digitized books available to the public for free downloads and online searches, opening a new landscape of possibilities for research and education in the humanities. …

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