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In Defense of Andrew Jackson - by Bradley Birzer (Hardcover)

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The tide of working class anxiety that drove Donald Trump into the White House is not a new, 21st century American phenomenon. For Professor Bradley J. Birzer, who teaches a class on "Jacksonian America" at Hillsdale College, today's working class anxieties are all too familiar—as is the combative political climate and the rise of a controversial president.

This riveting and fully human portrait of President Andrew Jackson places him within a living context of his time and draws compelling modern parallels, fleshing out Jackson as a no-compromise warrior and eccentric politician forced to navigate a crucial moment in America's history, when questions of national identity, political authority, religious authority, and the efficacy of democracy were seeping into all aspects of American life. Using diaries, letters, and newspaper columns from Jackson's contemporaries—including John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, Henry C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and Alexis de Toqueville—Birzer gives readers a radically new and historically true perspective on Andrew Jackson, while probing how the anxieties and values of Jackson's supporters compare to those of Trump's supporters. 
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Regnery Pub
Author: Bradley Birzer
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2018
TCIN: 53508723
UPC: 9781621577287
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-8719

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