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New Perspectives on Jacksonian America

Edited by Mark Cheathem and Beth Salerno

New Perspectives on Jacksonian America examines the period from 1812 to 1861, spanning the decades when Andrew Jackson was a significant figure both in life and in memory. The chronological definition of this series recognizes the importance of the War of 1812 in elevating Jackson to national recognition and his continued importance, even after his death in 1845, to United States politics and society in the years leading up to the Civil War. But while Jackson gives one name to this period, alternative titles of early republic, antebellum, and age of association make clear how political, economic, sectional, and organizational movements intersected to shape this critical era.

We aim to publish works that address the centrality of the Jacksonian period and its role in shaping the United States during these decades and beyond. Books that address the democratization of the United States, broadly defined, and the many groups that jockeyed for power and influence in that process are of particular interest.


Series Editors

Mark R. Cheathem is Professor of History at Cumberland University. He is the author or editor of five books, including Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats and Andrew Jackson, Southerner, which won the 2013 Tennessee History Book Award. Additionally, Cheathem is the chief editor of The Papers of Martin Van Buren Project.

Beth A. Salerno is Professor of History at Saint Anselm College. She is the author of Sister Societies: Women’s Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum America. She has served in leadership roles for the New Hampshire Humanities Council (state NEH affiliate) and as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Pyeongtaek University in South Korea.


Editorial Advisory Board

John Belohlavek, University of South Florida
Andrew K. Frank, Florida State University
Lorri Glover, Saint Louis University
Ronald A. Johnson, Texas State University
Stephen A. Mihm, University of Georgia
Kirsten E. Wood, Florida International University


Series Volumes

  • Tariff Wars and the Politics of Jacksonian America by William K. Bolt (available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats)
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson: Jacksonian and Unionist by Richard Douglas Spence (available in cloth and ebook formats)

Authors interested in submitting proposals for consideration should contact Mark Cheathem at mcheathem@cumberland.edu, Beth Salerno at bsalerno@anselm.edu, or Beth Kressel Itkin at beth.itkin@vanderbilt.edu.