Did the Election of Andrew Jackson Usher in the ‘Age of the Common Man’?
Was Andrew Jackson Really the People’s Choice in 1824?
Were Jeffersonian Charges of Monarchism Really Just Sleazy, Hysterical Smears?
Myths of Lost Atlantis: An Introduction
Was the Federalist Press Staid and Apolitical?
The Kingness of Mad George
Belated President’s Day poetry break: Philip Freneau, Patron Saint of the Blogosphere
Crosses and Gold
…And Now For Something Completely Similar
Publick Occurrences 2.0 May 2008
Publick Occurrences 2.0 September 2008
Publick Occurrences 2.0 April 2008
Cotton Mather to Edmund Ruffin, the Musical Journey
Fun with Political Geography
Publick Occurrences 2.0 March 2008
Publick Occurrences 2.0 February 2008
Publick Occurrences 2.0 January- April 2009
Wyoming Caucuses Primary Source Special: Gore ‘88
Don’t Mess with Us, Texas
Publick Occurrences 2.0 June 2008
Grow Up, America: Choose Our Better History
Publick Occurrences 2.0 July 2008
Rocking the Colonial Period
Publick Occurrences 2.0 August 2008
Publick Occurrences 2.0 January 2008
The Online Writings of Jeffrey L. Pasley — UPDATED
History Made Me a Liberal: (And it has something to teach us about Social Security)
The Sandbox of Iwo Jima
The Politics Issue Cometh
Hillary Clinton’s “Experience”: A Double-Edged Sword
Losing One to the Gipper
Excerpts From “Kingdom”
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