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Our OAH Distinguished Lecturers are scholars and storytellers, uniquely qualified to bring historical context to some of today's most provocative issues. They engage audiences, sharing monumental moments and unknown stories from our nation's past that influence and inform our world today.

The Distinguished Lectureship Program offers VIRTUAL OAH LECTURES (custom-recorded or live with Q&A) and traditional in-person OAH Distinguished Lectures.

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Daniel Feller

Daniel Feller is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus and Editor/Director Emeritus of the Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His books include The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (1984), The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 (1995), and an annotated abridgement of Harriet Martineau's Retrospect of Western Travel (2000). He was the lead scholar for the PBS biography "Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency" and has been featured on television series "History Detectives," "Ten Things You Don't Know About," "Who Do You Think You Are?," and CNN's "Race...
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Featured Lecture

Andrew Jackson and Nullification: Prelude to Civil War

The nullification crisis of 1832-33 foretold the secession crisis of 1860-61 that produced the Civil War. This presentation dissects nullification in all its aspects -- constitutional, political, and military -- and shows how the response of President Andrew Jackson to nullification presaged that of Abraham Lincoln to secession.

"From Andrew Jackson's official December 10, 1832, Proclamation: 'Be not deceived by names. Disunion by armed force is treason. Are you really ready to incur its guilt?'"