Monthly Archives: March 2017

030 – Source Notes

Millard Fillmore by unknown artist (c. 1843), courtesy of National Portrait Gallery
  • Acheson, Dean, and Harry S Truman. Affection and Trust: The Personal Correspondence of Harry S Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953-1971. New York: Random House, 2010.
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030 – Presidents on Harrison

Harry S Truman by Greta Kempton, courtesy of the Truman Library

We step out of the narrative for this episode and examine what evidence is in the historical record about what other presidents thought of William Henry Harrison. From the first president to the forty-third, Old Tippecanoe elicited much comment from both contemporaries and future generations. Some presidents campaigned for him. Others fought to keep him out of the White House. Some admired him. Others ridiculed him. Some pronounced him “first-rate” while others called him a “stuffed shirt.” Some proclaimed him to be “the stern and unflinching advocate of popular rights” while others felt that his election would lead to the nation’s “end like that of ancient republics.” Find out who said what about the General in this episode. Source information can be found at