Andrew Jackson

The Making of America #2
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Product Number: DD36845
Released: Mar 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781520096995
Narrator/s: Pete Cross
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Andrew Jackson tells the story of one of our most controversial presidents. Born in the Carolina backwoods, Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of gunfights, gambling, and general mischief, he rose to national fame as the general who defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson ran for president as a political outsider, championing the interest of common farmers and frontiersmen. Determined to take down the wealthy, well-educated East Coast "elites," he pledged to destroy the national bank-which he believed was an engine of corruption serving the interest of bankers and industrialists. A stanch nationalist, he sought to secure and expand the nation's borders. Believing that "we the people" included white men only, he protected the practice of slavery, and opened new lands for white settlers by pushing the Native people westward. Jackson, a polarizing figure in his era, ignited a populist movement that remains a powerful force in our national politics.

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Andrew Jackson
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Author(s): Teri Kanefield
Narrator(s): Pete Cross
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Released: Mar 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781520097015
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Author(s): Teri Kanefield
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Author(s): Teri Kanefield
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Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Professional reviews

"America's seventh president remains a controversial figure in our country's history. Narrator Pete Cross capably represents the dichotomy inherent in Jackson's personality and beliefs as the author offers a mixed but largely critical view of Jackson, particularly with regard to his inhumane treatment of Indians. Cross delivers a powerful recitation of Jackson's own words, employing pauses and a deliberate tone to add context to Jackson's firmly held beliefs in populist government, the paternal duty of white males, and the need to value honor and loyalty regardless of political cost. In addition, Cross's tender readings of Jackson's letters to his beloved wife offer glimpses of Jackson's lesser-known affectionate side. L.T. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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