By Sean Patrick Adams
A better half to the period of Andrew Jackson bargains a wealth of latest insights at the period of Andrew Jackson. This selection of essays by way of prime students and historians considers a number of elements of the lifestyles, instances, and legacy of the 7th president of the United States.• presents an outline of Andrew Jackson's existence and legacy, grounded within the most modern scholarship and together with unique learn unfold throughout a few thematic areas• gains 30 essays contributed by means of best students and historians• Synthesizes the main updated scholarship at the political, fiscal, social, and cultural points of the Age of Andrew Jackson
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Extra resources for A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)
Perdue, T. (2003) Mixed Blood Indians: Racial Construction in the Early South. University of Georgia Press. Perkins, E. A. (1998) Border Life: Experience and Memory in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley. University of North Carolina Press. Ray, K. (2007) Middle Tennessee, 1775–1825. University of Tennessee. EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS 35 Remini, R. V. (1977) Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Empire, 1767– 1821. Harper & Row. Richter, D. K. (2001) Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America.
Despite the initial reception, Turner’s “frontier thesis” quickly defined the scholarly parameters of the North American backcountry. Influenced by the 1890 United States Census Bureau’s report EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS 17 announcing that there was no longer an American “frontier line,” Turner challenged the so-called “Germ Theory” that attributed the growth of American political ideologies, capitalism, and culture to the pathogenic influence of Europe. Turner dismissed or minimized these European antecedents and argued that it was the rigors and challenges of the western frontier that accounted for the creation of an “exceptional” United States.
The image of Andrew Jackson and his teenage female slave travelling to a political district named after a Spanish colonial official and inhabited by a motley and interconnected population 34 K evin T . B arksdale of Euroamericans and Amerindians does not fit the Turnerian frontier model or the backcountry depictions of Theodore Roosevelt and early Jackson biographers. However, this is the North American frontier reality that the collective efforts of borderland, Native American, women, AfricanAmerican, and economic historians have painstakingly recreated.
A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History) by Sean Patrick Adams