News from the Andrew Jackson Papers

The Andrew Jackson Papers project is proud to announce publication of The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832, now available from University of Tennessee Press.  We are also happy to announce an important new feature of our digital edition in the Rotunda American Founding Era Collection from University of Virginia Press (

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Created

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was a clash between Union troops, under the command of General William T. Sherman, and Confederate troops, under the command of Joseph E. Johnston. It ended as a Confederate victory. The land was established as the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield site in 1917. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation that turned it into a national park eighteen years later. Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson's arm is buried in the park. 

Harriet Tubman and Andrew Jackson: A Match Made in the U.S. Treasury Department, by Broyld and Warshauer

This week at Borealia, Professors dann j. Broyld and Matthew Warshauer present a transnational perspective on the decision to put Harriet Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill. The post is jointly published by Borealia and The Republic, the new blog of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR). Here's a taste of the essay:

In The Past Lane podcast - Episode 010 Harriet Tubman on the New $20 & More

This week at the In The Past Lane history podcast, we take up some timely questions: Who was Harriet Tubman and why did the U.S. Treasury Dept. choose her as the first woman to appear on the $20 bill? And why has President Andrew Jackson been demoted to the backside of the bill? Along the way, we’ll speak with the historian who literally wrote the book on Harriet Tubman, historian Catherine Clinton. We’ll also check in with historian Stephanie Yuhl in our History Skinny segment where we discuss history that’s made headlines. 

Jackson Papers online!

The University of Virginia Press, University of Tennessee Press, and The Papers of Andrew Jackson are proud to announce that the entire Jackson edition, comprising the 9 volumes published so far through the year 1831, is now available in a fully searchable digital format within the American Founding Era collection.  For more information, go to or

Re: Presidential Tours

Hi Michael-- I would recommend my book, Celebrating the Republic: Presidential Ceremony and Popular Sovereignty, 1789-1825 (DeKalb, 2010) which offers an in-depth discussion of Washington's and Monroe's presidential tours of the South.

Re: Presidential Tours

Michael, You should consult Sandra Moats, Celebrating the Republic: Presidential Ceremony and Popular Sovereignty, from Washington to Monroe (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010), which includes a chapter on Monroe's Southern tour of 1819.


Jonathan D. Sassi

Professor of History

College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate Center


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