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"THERE WAS SOMEBODY ALWAYS DYING AND LEAVING JACKSON AS GUARDIAN": THE WARDS OF ANDREW JACKSON

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dc.contributor.advisor Conard, Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.author Meredith, Rachel en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:46:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:46:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-31 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3520
dc.description.abstract Andrew Jackson has been widely studied through many lenses of history. However, the lens of kinship has not been widely incorporated. This thesis provides a study of Jackson through kinship, by exposing his many wards, and when possible, his relationship with them. Through the examination of court minutes, correspondence, court cases, and other records, it can be determined that Jackson, both legally and informally, cared for thirty-six known wards. Each ward is individually discussed, although the length of the examination varies based on available sources. Jackson's political and economic advantages to these wards are also shown. Most of Jackson's wards were kin to him through his wife's extensive family, but many were children of friends. In some cases Jackson's relationship to a ward is not clear. This study reveals a more developed paternal view of Jackson, and sets the groundwork for continued research on this aspect of Jackson's life. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Andrew Jackson en_US
dc.subject Guardian en_US
dc.subject Kinship en_US
dc.subject Orphan en_US
dc.subject Rachel Jackon en_US
dc.subject Ward en_US
dc.title "THERE WAS SOMEBODY ALWAYS DYING AND LEAVING JACKSON AS GUARDIAN": THE WARDS OF ANDREW JACKSON en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hoffschwelle, Mary en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi American history en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US


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