Season 2, Episode 7-Andrew Jackson and the Hermitage

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Tracking down Ol' Rough and Ready, Zachary Taylor, 12th President, and his homes in locations like Louisville, Baton Rouge, and along the Mississippi River! Learn about Zachary's military career and turn to politics, his brief administration, his wife, Peggy, and children, as well as what happened to his homes! Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: 1 Zachary Taylor Episode-"Zachary Taylor and Montebello"Support the show
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Of all the controversies revolving around the 7th President, Andrew Jackson, regarding his life and presidency, one thing is not controversial: he had a great home, the Hermitage, outside of Nashville. Learn about the complex man, his period before political office, his game-changing political turn, his wife, Rachel, and his home!

Be sure to check out Andrew Jackson’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, Andrew Jackson and the Waxhaws!

Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage official site.

The Hermitage and Slavery from the official website.

The Hermitage from the National Park Service.

Wrestling with Jackson from The Nashville Scene.

From My June 2017 Visit!

From My June 2014 Visit!

From My March 2013 Visit!

The Hermitage (with baby trees!), from the official site.
From the Tennessee Virtual Archive.
The Hermitage First Floor Plan, from Hermitage site, with Red Bolded Lines indicating original structure plan.
Hermitage Grounds Map, from Hermitage site.
Rachel and Andrew Jackson, from White House Historical Association.

Andrew Jackson’s Home, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, Tennessee.

Recommended Reading

Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.
H.W. Brands, Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times.
Robert Remini, The Life of Andrew Jackson.
Patricia Brady, A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson.

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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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