By Sean Patrick Adams
A spouse to the period of Andrew Jackson bargains a wealth of recent insights at the period of Andrew Jackson. This choice of essays via top students and historians considers quite a few elements of the existence, instances, and legacy of the 7th president of the United States.• offers an outline of Andrew Jackson's existence and legacy, grounded within the newest scholarship and together with unique study unfold throughout a couple of thematic areas• beneficial properties 30 essays contributed by way of major students and historians• Synthesizes the main up to date scholarship at the political, monetary, social, and cultural points of the Age of Andrew Jackson
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