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The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix their Democracy, 1865–1915

The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix their Democracy, 1865–1915 Online

In the decades after the Civil War, many Americans believed democracy was broken. Shaken by economic and technological disruption, they sought safety in aggressive, tribal partisanship. The results were the loudest, closest, most violent elections in U.S. history, driven by vibrant campaigns that drew our highest-ever voter turnouts. In The Age of Acrimony, historian Jon Grinspan charts the rise and fall of 19th-century America’s unruly politics and reveals our divisive political system’s enduring capacity to reinvent itself.

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This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Date:
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  All SJR State Students     Community Members     SJR State Employees  
Categories:
  Free event provided by an external agency  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL: https://archivesfoundation.org/event/age-of-acrimony/