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“A Stupidity which Has Excited the Wonder of Mankind”: Andrew Jackson and the Historians

The adoption of Andrew Jackson as a sort of icon and model by Donald Trump left me wondering more generally about the ebbs and flows of Jackson’s reputation over the years. I’ve been doing some reading and some writing about it, and this bit is something I decided against using in that writing project but which I thought might be of some interest here. Read more