Jacksonian America: 2016 in Review

WordPress isn't generating year-in-review reports this year, so I'm putting together my own. Total blog views: 55,459 Most active month in views: November (9,807) Ten most-viewed posts of 2016 (2016 posts in bold): 1. Debunking the Lincoln-Kennedy Federal Reserve Meme 23,022 2. Andrew Jackson’s Profane Parrot 7,001 3. The Man Who Wanted to Kill Andrew Jackson 3,937 4. Was Calvin …

6 Years of Blogging

Hard to believe that it's been six years since I made my first post. More than ever, I'm convinced that the Jacksonian period is supremely relevant to understanding today's United States, especially its politics. Despite Stanley Fish telling historians to keep quiet about modern-day presidential politics, "nobody puts Baby in the corner!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyC--vsiGEI

Jacksonian America: 2015 in Review

WordPress prepared a year-end report for this blog. Here are the highlights: Total blog views: 49,289 Most active month in views: October (7,872)) Ten most-viewed posts of 2015 (2015 posts in bold): 1. Debunking the Lincoln-Kennedy Federal Reserve Meme 12,437 2. Andrew Jackson’s Profane Parrot 10,023 3. The Man Who Wanted to Kill Andrew Jackson 2,794 4. Was Calvin Coolidge …

5 Years of Blogging

The fifth anniversary of this blog caught me by surprise. Other responsibilities keep me from posting as often as I used to, but I hope to get back to a more regular writing schedule this fall. Even though I write less frequently, I appreciate those of you who read when I do find time to …

Jacksonian America: 2014 in Review

WordPress prepared a year-end report for this blog. It was a light year for me in terms of original content, but here are the highlights in case you are interested: Total blog views: 35,741 Most active month in views: March (4,801) Ten most-viewed posts (2014 posts in bold): Andrew Jackson's Profane Parrot (9,483) Debunking the Lincoln-Kennedy …

What Killed William Henry Harrison?

According to a recent New York Times article, it was probably not pneumonia. In those days the nation’s capital had no sewer system. Until 1850, some sewage simply flowed onto public grounds a short distance from the White House, where it stagnated and formed a marsh; the White House water supply was just seven blocks …

Jacksonian America: 2013 in Review

WordPress automatically compiles a year-end blog, which I've adapted below to show my top ten posts of the year. Andrew Jackson’s Profane Parrot 90,194 This post was picked up on reddit and blew the blog past 100,00 views. AHA Bingo for 2013 Meeting in New Orleans 1,727 I didn't make a new one for 2014, but it's still popular. …

And the Winners Are . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itAOGRiYRLI Twitter: Ray Ortensie (@AFHistorian) Facebook: Sheridan Henson Ray, please send me a mailing address. Sheridan, I'll walk over your copy later today. Thanks to everyone for helping spread the word about the new book. Even if you didn't win a free copy, you can still purchase a signed copy of Andrew Jackson, Southerner at the …

Beloit Mindset List: Class of 2017

Updated: Not everyone loves the Beloit List. The new Beloit Mindset List is out. These lists always spark interesting debates and provide food for thought. For this generation of entering college students, born in 1995, Dean Martin, Mickey Mantle, and Jerry Garcia have always been dead. 1. Eminem and LL Cool J could show up …

Jacksonian America: 2012 in Review

Here are the top posts for Jacksonian America for 2012. Thanks for making this year the blog's most successful. 1 What History Professors Do (February 2012): 6,344 views 2 The Living Grandsons of President John Tyler (December 2010): 1,273 views 3 Andrew Jackson's Profane Parrot (April 2012): 954 views 4 State of Georgia Closing State Archives (September 2012): 480 views 5 AHA Bingo for …