Fall Conference 2018

The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History

November 16-17, University of Vermont

The American Pendulum and the Renewal of American Democracy

Heather Cox Richardson explores how the economic and political crises of the 1850s, 1890s, and 1920s each created a backlash that inspired Americans to reclaim government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Recorded at the Vermont Humanities Council’s Fall Conference 2018: “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History.”