Announcement: Papers of Andrew Jackson Webinar: Professor Laura Ellyn Smith, “Anti-Jacksonian Democratization: The First National Political Party Conventions”

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The Papers of Andrew Jackson is pleased to announce that the second webinar of our 2020-2021 series is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 4-5pm (eastern). Professor Laura Ellyn Smith will present on “Anti-Jacksonian Democratization: The First National Political Party Conventions.” To preregister for this webinar, please visit:

Professor Smith is a presidential historian teaching American Race Relations and Politics at Canterbury Christ Church University and Richmond, The American International University in London. She gained her Ph.D. in History from the University of Mississippi and her thesis was entitled “Populism and Democratization in the Presidential Election of 1832.” She is currently pursuing a second doctorate at Oxford University, analyzing modern presidential power.  She has had six peer-reviewed journal articles published and enjoys writing op-eds for outlets, including The Washington Post. Her presentation today is based on an article she had published in the journal American Nineteenth Century History.

If you have any questions, please contact PAJ director Dr. Michael E. Woods at