Book Discussion on Andrew Jackson: A Life and Times

Professor Brands talked about his book Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. In his book, the author discussed the life and presidency of… read more

Professor Brands talked about his book Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. In his book, the author discussed the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson. He followed President Jackson from his rebellious youth to his experience as the first “common man” to be president. Mr. Brands explained Andrew Jackson’s dedication to securing the Union’s uncertain future and offered insight into the era in which he lived. He discussed the two fundamental flaws in the U.S. Constitution, sovereignty and slavery, and President Jackson’s handling of the nullification issue in South Carolina. Following his presentation, Mr. Brands responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • H. W. Brands Professor University of Texas at Austin->History Department
  • Ann Toplovich Executive Director Tennessee Historical Society

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Book Discussion on Andrew Jackson: A Life and Times

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Oct 30, 2005
Last Aired:
Mar 13, 2008

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  • Oct 30, 2005 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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