Dr. Paul Kahan is a leading expert on U.S. political, economic, and diplomatic history, with a particular interest in the half-century between Andrew Jackson's election to the presidency in 1828 and the so-called end of Reconstruction in 1877. He earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Temple University, an M.A. in Modern American History & Literature from Drew University, and B.A. degrees in history and English from Alfred University. Dr. Kahan has published several books, including Eastern State Penitentiary: A History, Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War's Legacy," and The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance.
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