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Jacksonian America (Thursdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm ET)   NEW!

This is a history of the United States from 1812-1848, which many historians have called “The Age of Jackson." Topics covered will include the War of 1812; the rise of political populism; the importance of Florida and Texas to American expansion; Indian removal; the rise of reform efforts such as anti-slavery. The class will end with the election of 1844 and the Mexican War, which set the stage for a larger, more vicious war 12 years later in 1861. Class size limit: 150.

Suggest Reading:

Daniel Walker Howe: What Hath God Wrought: America 1815-1845
Charles G. Sellers: The Market Revolution
Robert Remini: Andrew Jackson (three volumes)
Mark Cheatham: Andrew Jackson, Southerner

 

 
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