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.

Fourth lecture: Sunday, March 19th at 2 pm in the Library Meeting Room

“Ma, Ma, Where’s my Pa?: the Election of 1884”

An offhand remark by a clergyman costs the Republicans the election, sending a Democrat to the White House for the first time since Fort Sumter.

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