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“Tea with Andrew Jackson on the Eve of the 1828 Presidential Election”

(Written for a dVersePoets prompt to imagine a conversation with a famous person.) It’s very kind of you, General Jackson To ask me to tea. The memories the Hermitage must hold. Please share some with me. Rachel, of course, your … Continue reading

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“1828-1829: Changing Times”

A little more than forty years after the signing of the Constitution of the United States, the country’s economy is primarily agrarian, however, industrialization is taking root in the cities. Westward expansion is stimulating the development of a national infrastructure and … Continue reading

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Reverberation, The Novel

_____________________________________________________________ “I love the ethical, moral and religious themes that were brought up by the story. Very complicated and messy, like in real life.”  | Quote from Katja Baker’s review of Reverberation, The Novel, my historical-fiction book . ______________________________________________________________ Excerpt from REVERBERATION, THE … Continue reading

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“Andrew Jackson vs. John Quincy Adams: 1828”

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“A Slanderous Campaign”

       Having just read Thomas Fitzgerald’s article on the slanderous current political race (“A sound-bite feast”), it seems timely to post this fictionalized interchange  from my book, Reverberation, The Novel.  This impromptu rally could easily have occurred during the 1828 presidential campaign … Continue reading

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