"Populism Yea, Yea"

This past weekend I heard a very interesting paper by Mark Cheathem on the way he used a contemporary play about Andrew Jackson in a class at Cumberland University.  It was part of a session on Jacksonian America at the biennial meeting of The Historical Society Columbia, SC.

Cheathem is an accomplished Jackson scholar who uses the play “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” in a research seminar devoted to seventh president of the United States.  He reflects on the session here.

As part of his reflection, Mark has posted one of the signature songs in this Jacksonian musical. It is entitled “Populism, Yea, Yea.” He warned us in Columbia that the song was catchy.  He was right: