Who was Arthur Schlesinger?

At the end of chapter 13 of your textbook, there is a discussion of historians who have written about the Jacksonian era. Sean Wilentz and Arthur Schlesinger are two that are mentioned, and they have contributed a very important body of work on the Jacksonian period.

I found this article from the New Republic online site, originally written by Sean Wilentz as a review of one of Schlessinger’s books in 2000, and reissued upon the occasion of Schlesinger’s passing in March of this 2007.

Read the first page of the article to get an idea about several historians whose work has influenced history.

See also this link to get a better idea of Schlessinger’s main theses.

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