[We have the following announcement. More here.]
The Miller Center is pleased to announce the 2013–2014 "Historical Presidency" series, “The American Presidency and the Crises of the Nineteenth Century.” Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural season will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.
Featuring the most distinguished scholars in their fields, the Miller Center’s “Historical Presidency” series will reach back into the American past in order to gain perspective on the way that presidential leadership has evolved over time, from the founding of the country to the present.
“Lincoln and Davis: War Presidents”
A Conversation with James McPherson and Gary Gallagher
September 18, 5:00 p.m., Nau Hall 101
GARY W. GALLAGHER is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. JAMES M. MCPHERSON is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University.
“James Knox Polk and the War with Mexico”
October 16, 3:30 p.m.
DANIEL WALKER HOWE is Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University and Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA.
“Andrew Jackson and the Troubled Birth of Democracy”
November 8, 3:30 p.m.
HENRY WILLIAM BRANDS is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
“Sink Hole: How Kansas Crises Undid the Presidencies of Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan”
February 26, 3:30 p.m.
MICHAEL F. HOLT is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Virginia.
“U.S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction”
March 19, 3:30 p.m.
JOAN WAUGH is professor in the UCLA History Department.
“James Madison and the Brink of National Ruin”
April 16, 3:30 p.m.
ALAN TAYLOR is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor at the University of Virginia.