In our interview with Hillsdale College’s Dr. Bradley J. Birzer, we discuss his new book “In Defense of Andrew Jackson” as he makes the case that Jackson is a misunderstood historical figure. He claims Jackson acted in ways that were consistent with the times in which he lived in. Using primary sources of news articles and Jackson’s own personal letters, he paints a more sympathizing picture of the man who has been reviled by social justice historians, and serves in many respects as a precursor to the Donald Trump presidency.

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