From James Buchanan to Herbert Hoover
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Historians and political scientists have come to a general agreement that America has had four Presidential failures, with two of them being in the mid 19th-century before and after Abraham Lincoln and the other two beginning and ending the decade of the 1920s. This series will examine the lives and administrations of these failed presidencies, and determine whether these four chief executives had any virtues and accomplishments in their administrations and lives to improve their image in American history. The presidents to be covered include James Buchanan (1857-1861), Andrew Johnson (1865-1869), Warren Harding (1921-1923), and Herbert Hoover (1929-1933).
1. James Buchanan: A Time of Presidential Ineptitude
2. Andrew Johnson: A Time of Intransigence and Confrontation
3. Warren Harding: A Time of Incompetence and Scandal
4. Herbert Hoover: A Time of Illusion and Delay
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Ronald Feinman has been a professor of American History, Government and Politics for the past four decades, including 22 years as Senior Professor at Broward College; and an Adjunct in History and Political Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He holds a Ph.D. from City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and is the author of Twilight of Progressivism: The Western Republican Senators and the New Deal (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981) and book reviews for various scholarly journals.
He blogs about politics and history at: www.theprogressiveprofessor.com. He is also a listed member of the FAU Speaker's Bureau and has given lectures to many diverse groups over the past ten years.
||4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
||Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
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