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

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297514-3
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Eureka, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Nov 19, 2011
Last Aired:
Nov 21, 2011

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  • Nov 19, 2011 | 12:52pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 20, 2011 | 5:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 21, 2011 | 1:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
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