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. Some have called the 1828 race the dirtiest election in America. Feller discussed the parallels between then and now in this interview. The conversation was recorded live at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.
Feller is editor of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, a UT project dedicated to transcribing and publishing the president’s entire written record. A new volume was recently published. The Associated Press and Jackson-based WBBJ-TV Channel 7 highlighted the new volume.