Jacksonian America: 2017 in Review

Total blog views: 41,076 Most active 2017 month in views: August (5,024) Ten most-viewed posts of 2017 (2017 posts in bold): 1. Debunking the Lincoln-Kennedy Federal Reserve Meme 9,766 2. Andrew Jackson’s Profane Parrot 4,368 3.  Was Calvin Coolidge a Klansman? 1,773 4. The Man Who Wanted to Kill Andrew Jackson 1,678 5. 248 Years Later, Andrew Jackson Remains Controversial 1,153 6. Is Donald …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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