Jon Grinspan is the curator of political history at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. He is the author of The Virgin Vote The High Price of Presidential Impeachment President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment shows how removing a president can inflame tensions in an already divided nation.

Books in order of publication:

The Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century – 2016

The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915 – 2021