I had a wonderful time talking with one of the best up and coming scholars in American history, Daniel Gullotta of Stanford. Please check out our in-depth conversation regarding the good and bad of Andrew Jackson. And, make… Read More
My department chair, Dr. Mark Kalthoff, graciously invited me to speak on my In Defense of Andrew Jackson book at Hillsdale College tonight. I had a great time. If you’re interested, here’s my lecture.
If you’re looking for something to read, please check out my new book, IN DEFENSE OF ANDREW JACKSON. And, whether you like it or not, please rate it amazon.com. Thank you! Amazon.com: Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-defense-of-andrew-jackson-bradley-birzer/1127075941?ean=9781621577287#/
While Andrew Jackson is a particular type of American, he is very much that type, the definition and embodiment of that type. In the twentieth century, he would become Ethan Edwards, played by John Wayne, in John Ford’s… Read More
I just found out recently that my quirky (and, I hope, lively and thoughtful) biography of Andrew Jackson comes out on September 10, 2018, just four days after I turn 51. How great is that? And, yes, Andrew… Read More
The origins of the Democratic Party, the unconstitutionality of parties, and the arrival of Manifest Destiny. Full lecture.
Early Republic Timeline, 1807-1848; Birzer 1807 Jefferson Embargo 1809 James Madison becomes president Jefferson Embargo repealed 1810 Henry Clay elected Speaker of the House Fletcher v. Peck 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe 1812 War of 1812 begins