Joshua Steedman

Josh Steedman, PhD, is an educator and historian specializing in the history of the U.S. and Canada in the nineteenth century. Dr. Steedman’s dissertation is an examination of the effects of the Patriot War in the U.S. His current projects involve the history of American popular culture and globalizing U.S. history. 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Van Buren Administration

by Joshua Steedman on Aug 14, 2019

Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history