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Et comme promis, ci-dessous à dérouler, quelques conseils biblio sur chaque épisode de #Presidents! sur @franceinter si vous voulez mettre 1 livre in extremis dans la valise...(NOTA BENE: ce sont les livres que j'ai lus, pas de souci d'exhaustivité universitaire...😊)
2) Sur #AndrewJackson, la biographie de H.W Brands (2006), classique, est de bonne facture et agréable à lire. Sur les controverses historiographiques récentes autour de son étude, suivez la remarquable @SFWamPearl ()! franceinter.fr/emissions/pres…
3) Sur la période de #JamesBuchanan, plutôt qu'1 biographie sur 1 personnage que l'histoire a oublié, lisez le livre EXCEPTIONNEL de @jbf1755 "The Field of Blood: violence in Congress and the road to Civil War" (2018) sur la marche à la guerre civile...franceinter.fr/emissions/pres…
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#DeclarationOfIndependence Draft 1: The King has "waged cruel War against human Nature itself, violating its most sacred Rights of Life & Liberty in the Persons of a distant People" by kidnapping & enslaving them.

Spoiler: #Slavery got cut in round 2. /thread #HappyFourthOfJuly
I'm not making this up. Here's more on the passage about #slavery that #ThomasJefferson put in the 1st draft of the #Declaration & took out of later drafts. #BlackLivesMatter blackpast.org/african-americ…
More on why #ThomasJefferson removed his fiery indictment of #slavery from later drafts of the Declaration. Fact that he was enslaving people as he wrote it was NOT the reason! #1619 #1776 history.com/news/declarati…
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Protesters want #AndrewJackson's statue removed because he ordered the removal of an estimated 100,000 #indigenous people from eastern states. 15,000 died along the #TrailOfTears headed west. #native / thread britannica.com/event/Trail-of…
In Dec 1830, #AndrewJackson told Congress "Indian removal" was approaching its "happy consummation," moving "savages" west, freeing land between TN & LA for white settlement, & "reliev[ing]" Miss & western Alabama of "Indian occupancy."
"What good man would prefer" forests & "savages" to "our extensive Republic" occupied by 12 million "happy people" & filled w/ the "blessings of liberty, civilization & religion?" Jackson asked Congress in 1830.

The white supremacist's portrait hangs in the Oval Office.
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