Livingston Lecture Series: Steve Inskeep, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
A thrilling narrative history of two men – President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross – who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States faced a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two men, former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. Jacksonland is their story.
One man we recognize: Andrew Jackson – war hero, populist, and exemplar of the expanding South – whose first major initiative as president instigated the massive expulsion of Native Americans known as the Trail of Tears. The other is a half-forgotten figure: John Ross – a mixed-race Cherokee politician and diplomat – who used the United States’ own legal system and democratic ideals to oppose Jackson.
Steve Inskeep is a co-host of Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. His investigative journalism has received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the Alfred I. Dupont award. He is the author of Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi.
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Support: The Livingston Lectures are made possible with generous funding from the Livingston Foundation of Atlanta.