Monday, March 31, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
George W. Bush Library Auditorium
Professor Daniel Feller (University of Tennessee)
- Presidential Histories and Memoirs Lecture Series (in conjunction with the George W. Bush Library and Museum)
Andrew Jackson was renowned for his fiery temper and his steadfast convictions. But which governed which—personality or policy? He stuck to his guns, and he knocked aside anyone who got in his way. But did Jackson’s animosities and resentments arise from disputes over principle, or did they determine them? Were his presidential policies indeed, as some have surmised, nothing more than the residue of his rage? The search for an answer goes deep into the workings of Jackson’s administration, and also into the complexities of his character.
Daniel Feller is Professor and Director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, at the University of Tennessee. Professor Feller joined the History Department in August 2003 from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he had been since 1986. Previous to that he taught at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and served on the staff of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, a UT project which he now directs. You can find more about Dr. Feller on his University of Tennessee homepage.