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How Jackson Made a Killing in Real Estate — July 4th comes at a moment of introspection about our history. South Carolina’s leaders are calling to rid their statehouse grounds of the Confederate flag-the Civil War symbol brandished by Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine black people last month in Charleston. Then there’s the debate over Andrew Jackson, whose portrait decorates...

Andrew Jackson's Housing: Before and After — Here are two places Andrew Jackson lived on his farm, the Hermitage at Nashville. Jackson and his wife Rachel lived in a log farmhouse at the Hermitage starting in 1804. In 1819 they upgraded to the house that, with additions and improvements, became the mansion that stands today.

Elizabeth Jackson's Words of Wisdom to Her Son — From Belyna Bentlage of Indiana, a photo taken while visiting Charleston, South Carolina: "This stone marker, found on the campus of the College of Charleston, shows advice Elizabeth Jackson gave her son 'Andy,' the future 7th president of the United States: "Andy, never tell a lie, nor take what is not your own, nor sue [...]

The Land that Cherokees Wanted for a State — This 1895 Department of Interior map outlines the Cherokee Nation heartland- all the areas in red, blue, and yellow. This territory was an independent nation under the "protection" of the United States, though by this time Cherokees relied for their independence not on force, but on the emerging American democratic political system.

John Ross's Home, Near a Crossing Point Between Worlds — From Teddy Harris, Rossville, Georgia: "I am the Mayor of Rossville and I took this photo this past February." This gorgeous photo offers some sense of what it might have looked like to approach John Ross's house in the early 1800's. (Taken from another angle, a photo might show a coin laundry or even the [...]

In HBO's 'True Detective,' Colin Farrell Is Finally Living up to His Potential — The True Detective player got his start in Hollywood as a bland marquee idol, but it took a career crash and a series of flops for him to truly come into his own. In True Detective 's second season, Colin Farrell is playing exactly to type.

The Chicago Blackhawks' Name Evokes History That Might Be Worth Remembering. The Washington Redskins' Doesn't. — Hockey's Stanley Cup is now held by a team with a Native American name. The Chicago Blackhawks triumphed over the Tampa Bay Lightning this week to win the National Hockey League championship for the sixth time. On Thursday a parade honored the team whose logo shows an Indian wearing a feathered headdress.

Andrew Jackson and the making -- and taking -- of the American West — Last year I drove the length of the U.S.-Mexico border with a few colleagues. We traveled west from the Gulf Coast, up the Rio Grande and over the Continental Divide. We ended near the Pacific shore, in sight of a stone obelisk from 1851 that marks the boundary between Tijuana and San Diego.

Here's Why Andrew Jackson Stays and Alexander Hamilton Goes — Steve Inskeep is co-host of NPR's Morning Edition and author of Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab Admirers of Alexander Hamilton are outraged. The Treasury Department says the man on the $10 bill must share his real estate with a woman, starting in 2020.

The Shifting Racial Identity of John Ross — This is John Ross, who in 1828 was elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Ross was a man of mixed race. He lived for years near the border between the Cherokee Nation and the "whiteside," as he sometimes called the territory of white settlers.
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Jul 05, 2015

@kaleekreider @jonathanchait @NYMag @rschles Chait says 1945 book influenced later Dems: surely true, Pulitzer work by great liberal writer.

Jul 05, 2015

@kaleekreider @jonathanchait @NYMag @rschles Age of Jackson is a fantastic and exhilarating read but also leaves out a lot.

Jul 05, 2015

@jonathanchait Your insight: Jackson's battle against elites (like many such) was actually a battle against some elites, by other elites.

Jul 05, 2015

RT @jonathanchait: @NPRinskeep Agree, and your findings are an important addition. What a perfect time to revisit Jackson.

Jul 05, 2015

@jonathanchait Really enjoyed Jackson article! While researching I kept thinking of the 1830's like some wild mashup of today's politics.

Jul 05, 2015

Here, @jonathanchait of @NYMag argues Andrew Jackson, the original Democrat, was like a modern-day Republican

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