Andrew Jackson, Southerner | Book Signing with Author Mark Cheathem
Join us in the Carriage House at Robert Mills for a special book signing for Mark Cheathem's latest novel, Andrew Jackson, Southerner.
Many Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Native Americans, and stole another man’s wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing and helped create a more democratic United States. In his compelling new biography of Jackson, Mark R. Cheathem argues for a reassessment of these long-held views, suggesting that in fact “Old Hickory” lived as an elite southern gentleman.
Mark R. Cheathem is an associate professor of history at Cumberland University and the author of Old Hickory’s Nephew: The Political and Private Struggles of Andrew Jackson Donelson.