Ronald Reagan's Formative Years in the Midwest
History professors discussed the affect of President Reagan’s Midwestern roots on his stance against communism and the effect of the… read more
History professors discussed the affect of President Reagan’s Midwestern roots on his stance against communism and the effect of the Great Depression on his generation. After the panelists presented their papers there was no time for questions. Professor Phelan moderated.
Jon Peterson presented his paper on “The Midwest and Reagan’s Anticommunism.” John Miller presented his paper on “Midwestern Echoes in the Formation of Ronald Reagan’s Personal and Political Identities."Joshua Hall presented his paper with Jeremy Horpedahl on "Personally Prudent but Publicly Profligate: The Impact of the Great Depression on Reagan’s Generation.”
Ronald Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932. As part of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, his alma mater held the conference, “Reagan and the Midwest,” focused on the formative factors of family, faith, community, and education that were central to Ronald Reagan’s development as a leader. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Joshua C. Hall Assistant Professor Beloit College->Economics
- John E. Miller Professor Emeritus South Dakota State University->History
- Jon R. Peterson Instructor Ohio University, Chillicothe->History
- Wesley Phelan Associate Professor Eureka College->Political Science
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