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
Never Trumpers are so cute. They are going to spend the entirety of 2019 telling Democrats that the way to defeat Trump is to embrace conservative values and nominate someone who makes old white men f
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 a
A journalist called up David Blight, one of the greatest living historians of the Civil War, and asked him what he thought of Trump’s Andrew Jackson comments. Blight clearly hadn’t heard o
Reading the discussions of Andrew Jackson over the last couple of days has been really interesting to me. With both Dylan Matthews and Scott, I agree on all the merits of the case against Jackson. But
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
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
Chris Wade wins the internets this fine Saturday. Or actually yesterday I guess but I just saw it.