Strom Thurmond and Political History
Historian Joseph Crespino discussed his work on former Senator Strom Thurmond while describing the role that writing a biography plays in… read more
Historian Joseph Crespino discussed his work on former Senator Strom Thurmond while describing the role that writing a biography plays in helping to define and expand the study of American political history and reinterpret the meaning of “political” through new methodologies and approaches. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Struggling with Strom: Biography and American Political History” was the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Boston University Graduate Student American Political History Conference, “Beyond the Ballot: Reconsidering Politics in American History.” It was held by the American Political History Institute at Boston University. close
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