Andrew Jackson and the Troubled Birth of Democracy
Henry William Brands
Speaker: Henry William Brands
Date: November 8, 2013
Time: 3:30 PM
HENRY WILLIAM (H.W.) BRANDS sold cutlery across the American West before earning graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History. His books on American history and politics include The Man Who Saved the Union, Traitor to His Class,Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American, and TR. Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural 2013-2014 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.Coming soon: audio & video