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This is the grave of “Uncle” Alfred. Evidently born in or around 1803, Alfred was the name of a slave who was the son of Andrew Jackson’s enslaved cook. He lived at the Hermitage or surrounding areas his entire life. He was mostly not out picking cotton, but rather was in charge of the plantation’s […]
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This is the grave of John Eaton and Peggy O’Neill Eaton. Born in 1790 near Scotland Neck, North Carolina, to a landowning and political family, the Eatons had landholdings in Tennessee as well and became prosperous slaveholders in the new nation. Eaton graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1804, studied law, and moved […]

Jefferson/Jackson

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On August 11, 2015

It’s good to see Democrats move away from Jefferson/Jackson dinners at the state level. There’s no real reason to tie the party to two long dead white slaveowning men who believed in white

Jackson

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On July 10, 2015

It’s true enough as Adele Stan states that Andrew Jackson is actually the prototypical white American as opposed to some sort of freak from the past that not only we shouldn’t honor but is

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David Greenberg of course!* Author of noted redbaiting hack job against Howard Zinn and many other hackeries over the years, Greenberg comes to the rescue of the very mean people who don’t want a symbol of racist white settler colonialism and the genocide it caused on American money. As always for Greenberg, the real enemies […]
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Presidential Reputation

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On December 11, 2009

In light of my recent Andrew Jackson bashing, Matt is right to note that his status as the most odious and overrated allegedly progressive president in history is far from clear-cut. And Matt doesn

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