348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Tuesday, June 18 2024.


 On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


Fifty years ago this summer, the unfolding saga of the Watergate scandal dominated newspaper headlines, culminating in President Richard Nixon’s resignation on August 8, 1974. In this lecture, award-winning political historian Joseph Crespino recounts the history of Watergate and places it in the longer history of presidential impeachments. He will also address the emergence of impeachment as a political strategy in contemporary national politics.

Presenter: Joseph Crespino is the Jimmy Carter Professor of History at Emory University. He is an expert in the political and cultural history of the twentieth century United States and of the history of the American South since Reconstruction. Crespino has published three books, the most recent of which is Atticus Finch: The Biography—Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon published in 2018. He is currently writing the chapters covering United States history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries for the textbook America: A Narrative History. He received a BA from Northwestern University and a PhD from Stanford University.

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