Winter Lecture Series

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.

Third lecture: Sunday, March 12th at 2pm in the Library Meeting Room

“The End of Reconstruction: the Election of 1876”

Disputed results in three southern states plunges the nation in suspense for four months, and for the second time in 15 years, puts it at the brink of civil war.

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.

Author: rcallaghan