Even though Andrew Jackson was president for just eight years, his influence on American politics was pervasive before and after his time in office. The years from 1824 to 1840 have been called the “Age of Jacksonian Democracy”, but how democratic was this period? This is the topic of Studium West on February 22, when Peninsula College Forks welcomes Daniel Gullotta, host of The Age of Jackson Podcast, to their campus at 7:00 pm.
Gullotta will present a view of antebellum America as one of the most transformative, important and interesting periods of our history. He’ll discuss some of the constructs American society has created of Andrew Jackson, and the challenges they pose in studying this time period. His lecture will be followed by a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served.
Gullotta is an historian of religion and doctor of philosophy student in religious studies at Stanford, specializing in Early Modern North American Christianity. He is a graduate of Yale University’s Divinity School, in the Master of Arts in Religion program, with a concentration in the history of Christianity. He also holds a master of theological studies from the Australian Catholic University and a bachelor’s degree in theology with honors from the University of Newcastle.
His podcast, The Age of Jackson, features a weekly interview with researchers and published historians, looking at various aspects of American life in the Jacksonian period. The podcast was launched in January of 2018 and is designed for laypeople, students, teachers and scholars of the Early American Republic. It can be found via iTunes, Serial, Google, or at its website https://theageofjacksonpodcast.com/.
Studium West is a free community lecture series sponsored by Peninsula College Forks, located at 481 S. Forks Avenue. This event is made possible with additional support from the Peninsula College Foundation, the UW at ONRC and the Fleck family.
For more information contact DScannell@pencol.edu or call 360-374-3223.