Historians React to President Trump’s Controversial Comments About the Civil War

“Andrew Jackson himself was a slaveholder and the Jacksonians were slaveholders and they despised the abolitionists,” Eric Rauchway, a professor of history at the University of California-Davis, told Yahoo News.

So to believe that Jackson or his political heirs would have been able to prevent the Civil War, Rauchway noted, “That’s entirely wrong in every respect.”

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