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The Ebb and Flow of Optimism in 20th-Century America
November 17, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Dudley H. Davis Center
Mark Stoler will explore the ups and downs of American attitudes toward the future in what has been called “the American Century.” He will examine the various challenges to our national optimism, from the depths of the Great Depression in the 1930s through Vietnam and Watergate in the 1960s and 1970s, and our multiple responses to those challenges—responses that often succeeded in restoring optimism.
Led by: Mark Stoler, University of Vermont Professor Emeritus of History