Conference: Andrew Jackson at 250, December 1-2, 2017, Yale University

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Conference Announcement:

Andrew Jackson at 250:

Race, Politics, and Culture in the Age of Jacksonian “Democracy”

Date: December 1-2, 2017

Location: Yale University

On the 250th anniversary of Andrew Jackson’s birth, the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions invites you to a conference reassessing the “Age of Jackson” and Jacksonian “Democracy.” Join us for two days of panels, with presentations by historians and political scientists on US history during the early republic, Jacksonian, and antebellum eras, as well as a special roundtable discussion of Andrew Jackson’s legacy.

Friday-Saturday, December 1-2, 2017

Yale MacMillan Center

Henry R. Luce Hall, Rooms 202 and 203

34 Hillhouse Avenue

New Haven, CT 06520


Panel topics include:

Jackson’s Legacy

Political Economy and the Jacksonian State

“Law and Order” in the Age of Jackson

Jacksonian Political Thought Revisited

Jacksonian White Male Supremacy

Slavery and Antislavery in the Age of Jackson

Participants include: Steven B. Smith (Yale University), Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale University), Ariel Ron (Southern Methodist University), Laura F. Edwards (Duke University), Giulia Oskian (Yale University), John Fabian Witt (Yale University), Harry L. Watson (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Donald Margulies (Yale University), Stephen Skowronek (Yale University), Manisha Sinha (University of Connecticut), Joshua A. Lynn (Yale University), Alex Zakaras (The University of Vermont), Robert S. Richard (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Kristofer Ray (Dartmouth College), Laurel Clark Shire (Western University), Jameson Sweet (Yale University), Matthew Mason (Brigham Young University), Emily A. Owens (Brown University), Gunther W. Peck (Duke University), David W. Blight (Yale University), Ned Blackhawk (Yale University)

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