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Trump/Johnson

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On November 29, 2019
While I’d probably argue that Andrew Jackson might be the most analogous comparison to Trump, certainly Andrew Johnson is a comparison many have usefully made and it’s probably more relevant given that both were backlashes to advancements in black rights. The excellent historian Manisha Sinha has an op-ed on this comparison in the Times. Much […]
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Grizzly Bear Chair

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On November 13, 2012
Am I the only one who thinks this grizzly bear chair presented to Andrew Johnson in 1865 really seals his image as a villain? Who can’t see him drunkenly spewing racist epithets while sitting here? Did he click his fingers against the grizzly bear claws while undermining black rights? The possibilities are endless.
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