What Happened? The 2016 Presidential Election in Historical Perspective
From History Department
Dr. Laird Easton
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Three CSU, Chico history professors use historical insights to analyze the 2016 presidential election. Dr. Robert Tinkler specializes in the history of the antebellum South and discusses the origin of the Electoral College, its role in overriding the popular vote, and the prospects for its future elimination. Dr. Laird Easton specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of 19th- and early-20th century Europe and compares Trump’s political movement with that of similar right-wing populists in Europe. Dr. Livingston, a diplomatic historian with a longstanding interest in popular culture, will discuss the reasons why his native state of Ohio has picked the winning candidate in every presidential election since 1960.
Recorded: February 1, 2017