Dan Feller

Professor of History

Phone: 865-974-7077
E-mail: dfeller@utk.edu

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Dan Feller is a professor of history whose interests encompass mid-nineteenth-century America as a whole, with special attention to Jacksonian politics and the coming of the Civil War. He is the director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson project at UT.

Topics of expertise: Jacksonian politics, mid-nineteenth-century America

Recent media mentions

August 2017:  It's rare to see candidates re-fighting an election, he said, but this is particularly odd because "it's the winners who want to re-fight it." NPR, Peter Overby, Aug. 3 (ran in 96 member outlets); The 45th president humbly declares that, with the exception of Lincoln, he could be more presidential than all the rest. TriCorner News, Dick Ahles, Aug. 3; Feller will give a lecture on Andrew Jackson’s influence on Native American removal in the United States to conclude the 10th Annual East Tennessee History Fair presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society. The Daily Times, Aug. 8

Everyone knows that Washington was built on a swamp. But in recent years it's felt more like the capital is teetering on the edge of a cliff. CNN, Stephen Collinson, April 25

President Trump, a noted fan of Andrew Jackson, has some unresolved questions about problems that followed the seventh president’s leadership: like the Civil War. Chronicle of Higher Education, Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz, May 2; NBC Nightly News, May 1

President Donald Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake. Fact Check, The Annenberg Public Policy Center, May 1

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project should have a clear strategic plan, narrow its focus to writings more directly related to Lincoln, and get documents with appropriate notes online soon, according to experts who have reviewed the project. The State Journal-Register, Bernard Schoenburg, June 29

On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump came under fire for describing Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, as "Psycho Joe" and "low I.Q. Crazy Mika." Time, Olivia B. Waxman, June 29

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