First Friday: The Politics of Doubt: Andrew Jackson’s Democrats & the Twilight of American Agrarianism
First Friday: The Politics of Doubt: Andrew Jackson’s Democrats & the Twilight of American Agrarianism, with Dr. Joseph Pearson
Friday, October 1, 2021; Noon – 1 pm EST
Boasting famous members such as Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and James K. Polk, the Democrats were one of the two great political parties in the United States between the years 1834 and 1861. As they battled their opponents, the Whigs, for offices, prestige, power, and ideas, Jacksonians were nostalgic for a past that they felt slipping away and were afraid of a future they could not predict or control. Join us as Dr. Joseph Pearson shares more about the ideas that drove the Jacksonians, and how they shaped American democracy.
Dr. Joseph Pearson is Assistant Professor of History at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Whigs’ America: Middle-Class Political Thought in the Age of Jackson and Clay.
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