008 – Martin Van Ruin, er Buren



Martin Van Buren, c. 1855-1858, photographed by Mathew Brady
Martin Van Buren, c. 1855-1858, photographed by Mathew Brady

We explore the life and legacy of Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States. From his beginnings in Kinderhook, NY to his rise to the highest office in the land and later pursuit to return to the presidency, Van Buren’s is a story that spans the antebellum period and leaves us much to ponder about whether the ends do truly justify the means. Sources used for this episode can be found at http://whhpodcast.blubrry.com.


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