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Register for "The Election of 1948"

April 2, 2022, 9:30 AM ET - 1:45 PM ET | Hosted by: The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University | Discussion Leader: John E. Moser

The presidential election of 1948 is remembered as one of the greatest upsets in history, in which Harry Truman was reelected against seemingly impossible odds. However, it might also be understood as the first modern campaign, in which Truman pursued a strategy aimed at mobilizing the various interest groups of the so-called New Deal coalition. This seminar will examine that strategy, as well as the overall political environment of the late 1940s and the significance of the election for postwar America.


Teaching American History
"It gave me a better understanding of the Founders’ views. They saw that restricting religious liberty is not only wrong; it leads to animosity within society. This year, I will begin both my government class and my class on “Law and Modern Society” with George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport." — Sean B.