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Jacksonland - President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Gr ab

Steve Inskeep

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Jacksonland is the 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 approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two 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. Representing one of the Five Civilized Tribes who had adopted the ways of white settlers-cultivating farms, publishing a newspaper in their own language, and sending children to school-Ross championed the tribes' cause all the way to the Supreme Court. He gained allies like Senator Henry Clay, Chief Justice John Marshall, and even Davy Crockett. In a fight that seems at once distant and familiar, Ross and his allies made their case in the media, committed civil disobedience, and benefited from the first mass political action by American women. Their struggle contained ominous overtures of later events like the Civil War and set the pattern for modern-day politics. At stake in this struggle was the land of the Five Civilized Tribes. In shocking detail, Jacksonland reveals how Jackson, as a general, extracted immense wealth from his own armies' conquest of native lands. Later, as president, Jackson set in motion the seizure of tens of millions of acres-"Jacksonland"-in today's Deep South. Jacksonland is the work of renowned journalist Steve Inskeep, cohost of NPR's Morning Edition, who offers here a heart-stopping narrative masterpiece, a tragedy of American history that feels ripped from the headlin

Language:

English

Length:

11h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:00


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:30


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:31


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:33


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:58


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:02


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:43


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:20


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:33


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:22


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:03


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:34