Join the Alumni Association for a virtual lunch & learn lecture on the history of controversial elections in the United States. Dr. Taylor will explore early presidential elections (e.g. 1800, 1824, 1860, 1876), which show that we have had messy elections in the past as well as the present. As history shapes the present and informs the future, this examination of previous elections will provide the prologue for what is happening today. An opportunity for discussion will follow the lecture.
Dr. Taylor is the current Associate Dean and Head of the School of Arts and Communication, and professor of history at Florida Tech. His research focuses on 19th- and 20th-century America, the American South, Florida history, U.S. military history, the history of the Space Age, and 20th-century Europe. Dr. Taylor was the recipient of the Florida Tech Alumni Association Award in 2009. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Humanities Council, as well as President Emeritus of the Florida Historical Society, advisory board member for H-Florida, and board official in the Selective Service System.
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