ERA 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

Essays from This Era

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Andrew Jackson: Our First Populist David S. Brown November/December 2022
Andrew Jackson Censured for a “High Crime” Richard E. Ellis February/March 2021
Andrew Jackson Reinvents American Democracy David S. Reynolds Winter 2020
Jackson Stares Down South Carolina Jon Meacham Winter 2010
Osceola Fights to Save the Seminole Thom Hatch Summer 2012
American Politics at Ten Paces Thomas Fleming Spring 2011
A Country Of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War And The Conquest Of The American Continent, By Robert W. Merry Tom Huntington Spring 2010
Second-term Blues Kevin Baker August/September 2006
Till Divorce Do Us Part Ellen Feldman November 2000
The Temper Thing Kevin Baker May/June 2000
The Bank War Bernard A. Weisberger July/August 1997
The Federal Debt John Steele Gordon November 1995
Who’s Who? James G. Barber July/August 1995
Presidents On Presidents Thomas Fleming November 1992
A Short and Scary Walk with Andrew Jackson John Updike October 1992
The Lives Of The Parties Bernard A. Weisberger September 1992
The Wimp Factor Bruce Curtis November 1989
Sexual Complications of the Presidential Kind Geoffrey C. Ward May/June 1988
101 More Things Every College Graduate Should Know About American History John A. Garraty December 1987
A Few Parchment Pages Two Hundred Years Later Richard B. Morris May/June 1987
“Texas Must Be Ours” Robert V. Remini February/March 1986
THE BANKING STORY Martin Mayer April/May 1984
Where Have All The Great Men Gone? Richard D. Brown February/March 1984
What If? Marcus Cunliffe December 1982
Two Cheers For Optimism Robert Bendiner December 1982
Democracy Delineated Marshall B. Davidson October/November 1980
The First Hurrah Louis W. Koenig April/may 1980
Pistols For Two … Coffee For One James R. Webb February 1975
American Gothic Wayne Andrews October 1971
Memo To: Oliver Wendell Holmes From: The Friends Of Old Ironsides Subject: Help! C. Bradford Mitchell February 1970
How to Get Elected Bernard A. Weisberger August 1964
The Rise Of The Little Magician Louis W. Koenig June 1962
Faces From The Past-V Richard M. Ketchum December 1961
How Vital Was Reid’s Victory? June 1959
Exploit At Fayal Wallace C. Baker June 1959
The Marine Tradition Bruce Catton February 1959
Our Two Greatest Presidents Clinton Rossiter February 1959
“Now Defend Yourself, You Damned Rascal!” Elbert B. Smith February 1958
The Lordly Hudson Carl Carmer December 1958
Victory at New Orleans C. S. Forester August 1957
Jackson’s Fight With The ‘Money Power’ Bray Hammond June 1956
Polk's Peace Robert W. Merry Winter 2010
A Country Of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War And The Conquest Of The American Continent, By Robert W. Merry Tom Huntington Spring 2010
Frémont Steals California Sally Denton Winter 2011
Overrated/Underrated James A. Michener July/August 1988
“Texas Must Be Ours” Robert V. Remini February/March 1986
101 Things Every College Graduate Should Know About American History John A. Garraty December 1986
“To A Distant And Perilous Service” Richard Reinhardt June/July 1979
The Taking Of California T. H. Watkins February 1973
How To Make It To The White House Without Really Trying David Lavender June 1967
How to Get Elected Bernard A. Weisberger August 1964