I was going to write something about this, but my fellow historians have already said just about everything I would say. Maybe I will try to post something later.
Here are links to some of the commentary:
This New York Times article quotes Julian Zelizer and Jon Meacham
The Boston.com piece quotes David Blight and Drew Gilpin Faust
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune quotes Eric Foner
Check our Yoni Appelbaum’s piece at The Atlantic
David Graham’s piece at The Atlantic is also worth reading.
NPR turned to its own Jackson expert, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep
Yahoo News quotes Kevin Kruse, Eric Rauchway, Nicole Hemmer, and Meacham