The grand folks at The Imaginative Conservative continue to publish my “director’s cut” pieces from my forthcoming book, IN DEFENSE OF ANDREW JACKSON, out September 10, 2018, by Regnery. Though Andrew Jackson only served a very short term… Read More
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Republic Timeline, 1807-1848; Birzer 1807 Jefferson Embargo 1809 James Madison becomes president Jefferson Embargo repealed 1810 Henry Clay elected Speaker of the House Fletcher v. Peck 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe 1812 War of 1812 begins