Can Old Hickory Reclaim the South in 2016?

Drawing connections between the past and present is always a delicate project, best captured by Mark Twain’s apocryphal remark that “history never repeats itself but it rhymes.”

Robert S. Richard

Robert is a Ph.D. Candidate in United States history at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is working on a dissertation that investigates the political and economic significance of the years surrounding...