Andrew Jackson, Southerner
Mark R. Cheathem is professor of history at Cumberland University and the author of Old Hickory’s Nephew: The Political and Private Struggles of Andrew Jackson Donelson.
Praise for Andrew Jackson, Southerner
“An informative work which ties the seemingly rough-cut Old Hickory back to the early days of gentry culture in Virginia.”—The Historian
“This study is a fresh and frequently fascinating examination of Jackson. . . . An impressive array of sources informs his interpretation. . . . A solid, compelling analysis of Jackson’s life and character.”—Journal of Southern History
“Mark R. Cheathem is a fine historian who has, in Andrew Jackson, Southerner, produced a well-researched, nicely written account of one of the nation’s most controversial presidents.”—Journal of American History
“Mark R. Cheathem’s Andrew Jackson, Southerner (2013), however, provides a fresh take on this polarizing figure, centering his examination on the notion of the southerner to better understand the symbolic implications of many of Jackson’s personal and political decisions. . . . Cheathem presents a strong example of the kind of nuanced historiography that closely assesses the cultural landscape of political actors to better understand the symbolic decision-making processes they negotiated.”—Journal of American Culture
“Andrew Jackson, Southerner, is a well-written short biography. Professor Cheathem’s thorough research and subject knowledge are impressive. . . . Andrew Jackson may be the most fascinating American in history, and this book could serve as an introduction to those interested in his life, or as a supplement to those already familiar with his story.”—H-War
“An impressively researched and well-organized apologia for Andrew Jackson’s southern (rather than frontier) credentials. . . . We will be discussing Cheathem’s book for years to come.”—Journal of East Tennessee History
“Carefully researched and clearly written. . . . Cheathem’s biography of this near-great president is provocative and should be read by those interested in Andrew Jackson’s life and presidency.”—North Carolina Historical Review
“Writing with the ease and confidence of an experienced historian . . . Cheathem has accomplished an impressive feat in condensing such a vast amount of research into a concise, two-hundred-page book.”—Ohio Valley History
“An excellent book and a must-have for anyone with an interest in the seventh president. . . . Highly recommended.”—CHOICE
“A fresh and convincing portrait of the enigmatic seventh president.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
“Cheathem draws from Jackson’s personal and professional correspondence and recent studies on Jackson, southern culture, and slavery to provide a valuable contribution to Jackson historiography.”—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
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