A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson offers a wealth of new insights on the era of Andrew Jackson. This collection of essays by leading scholars and historians considers various aspects of the life, times, and legacy of the seventh president of the United States. * Provides an overview of Andrew Jackson's life and legacy, grounded in the latest scholarship and including original research spread across a number of thematic areas * Features 30 essays contributed by leading scholars and historians * Synthesizes the most up-to-date scholarship on the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the Age of Andrew Jackson
Sean Patrick Adams is Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida. He is the author of Old Dominion, Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America (2004) and editor of The Early American Republic: A Documentary Reader (2008), as well as several articles on 19th-century American history.
Notes on Contributors ix Acknowledgments xiv Introduction: The President and His Era 1 Sean Patrick Adams Part I Young Andrew Jackson s America 13 1. Life on the Early American Borderlands 15 Kevin T. Barksdale 2. The Foundations of Jackson s Removal Policy: U.S.-Indian Relations, 1775 1815 37 Tim Alan Garrison 3. The Old Southwest Becomes the Cotton Frontier 56 Daniel S. Dupre 4. Andrew Jackson and the Legacy of the Battle of New Orleans 79 Matthew Warshauer Part II The Era of the Common Man 93 5. The Market Revolution 95 Brian Phillips Murphy 6. Religious Revivalism and Public Life 111 Eric R. Schlereth 7. Internal Improvements 130 Stephen Campbell 8. Slavery and the Making of the Old South 154 Robert H. Gudmestad 9. Creating a Democracy of Common Men 170 Michael Zakim 10. The Ambiguities of Class in Antebellum America 194 Brian P. Luskey 11. Antislavery to Abolitionism 213 L. Diane Barnes Part III Politics in the Age of Jackson 229 12. The Early Jackson Party: A Force for Democratization? 231 Thomas Coens 13. The Myth and Reality of Andrew Jackson s Rise in the Election of 1824 260 Sharon Ann Murphy 14. The Elections of 1824 and 1828 and the Birth of Modern Politics 280 John M. Sacher 15. She s as Chaste as a Virgin! : Gender, Political Platforms, and the Second American Party System 298 Nancy Morgan 16. The Rise of the Whig Party 328 Frank Towers 17. The Fog of War: Jackson, Biddle and the Destruction of the Bank of the United States 348 Stephen Mihm 18. The Nullifi cation Crisis 376 Kevin M. Gannon 19. Native American Removal 391 Andrew K. Frank 20. Radicalism in the Age of Jackson 412 Joshua R. Greenberg Part IV Jacksonian Legacies 433 21. Financial Panics in the Early American Republic 435 Jose R. Torre 22. Immigration in the Jacksonian Era 454 David T. Gleeson 23. Andrew Jackson s West 474 Eric J. Morser 24. The Rise of the Consumer in the Age of Jackson 489 Wendy A. Woloson 25. The Rise of the Common Woman in Jackson s America 509 Nancy A. Hewitt 26. Fanfare for the Common Man? Political Participation in Jacksonian America 532 Robert J. Cook 27. Manifest Destiny and the American Southwest 549 Sam W. Haynes Further Reading 569 Index 586