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History News Network publishes article on strife in Washington, March 1842

The History News Network has just published my article about political strife in Washington in the Winter and Spring of 1842 — the nadir of the First Great Depression, and coincidentally also the time of Charles Dickens’ only visit to the nation’s capital.  President John Tyler seemed to be “at war with everyone,” Dickens wrote.  In a few months Tyler would be threatened with impeachment because of controversies relating to the depression.

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