Winter Lecture Series
Published February 26th, 2017
Little Known Presidential Elections in American History.
Professor Dan Breen will present a lecture series on little known presidential elections in American history. The five session series will chronicle an individual presidential election (1836, 1852, 1876, 1884, and 1940) each Sunday from February 26 through March 26th.
Second lecture: Sunday, March 5th at 2pm in the Library Meeting Room
“The Whigs Last Stand: The Campaign of 1852”
The Whig Party stumbles to its demise behind Winfield Scott, leading to the disastrous presidency of Hillsborough, New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce.
Dr. Daniel Breen is a professor of Legal Studies at Brandeis University who led the World War I series the Library presented in 2006. In the past Dan has lectured at the Library about World War II, the Great Depression, the American Revolution, Prohibition, Supreme Court cases, the Civil War and the Roosevelts. Dr. Breen has both a JD from the University of Georgia and a PhD in History from Boston College.
Thanks to the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library for sponsoring this program. Free and open to the public.