Sparks of History Podcast features insightful and entertaining interviews with renown world historians. Our experts, including Pulitzer Prize winners, provide deep knowledge and unique perspectives. Connecting World History with Jewish History.
Andrew Jackson, Southerner
Many Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Indians, and stole another man’s wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing and helped create a more democratic United States. In his compelling new biography of Jackson, Mark R. Cheathem argues for a reassessment of these long-held views, suggesting that in fact “Old Hickory” lived as an elite southern gentleman. […Learn More]