President Donald Trump visited The Hermitage Wednesday on the 250th anniversary of Andrew Jackson’s birth to lay a wreath at his grave. UT history professor Daniel Feller stood 50 feet from him as he delivered a speech from the home’s front porch.
Department of History News
The role of African American soldiers in World War I will be the focus of UT’s second annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 23.
The USA Today Network featured an interview with Daniel Feller, professor of history, about the comparisons between presidents Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson.
In WBIR’s coverage of President Trump’s Inauguration, Professors Dan Feller and Amber Roessner weighed in regarding their respective areas of expertise.
The Department of History will hold a symposium on the historical nature of the 2016 presidential election from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured a UT history class that studied the life of entertainer and philanthropist Dolly Parton as a way to understand history. Taught by Lynn Sacco, associate professor of history, the class studied Parton’s autobiography, listened to her music, and watched her films to learn the ins and outs of this universal icon.
Daniel Feller, professor of history, recently spoke with WGBH-TV in Boston about the similarities between the 1828 election Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams and this year’s presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Ernest Freeberg, head of the UT Department of History, and Daniel Feller, professor of history, penned an opinion-editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel to add to the current conversation in the state over proposed changes to K-12 social studies standards.
WUOT 91.9 FM recently interviewed Dan Feller, professor of history, about the political battles brewing during Andrew Jackson’s presidency and the release of a new volume of the Papers of Andrew Jackson.
The year 1832 was pivotal in Andrew Jackson’s presidency. He defeated Henry Clay to secure a second term and launched the policies that came to define his administration and his legacy. These moments are among many captured in the latest volume of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, a UT project dedicated to transcribing and publishing the president’s entire written record.