Losers Can Be Winners

Course InstructorDr. George Woytanowitz is a member of the History Department at the University of St. Thomas.  He earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.  He taught at Indiana State University and Boston College before coming to UST in 1985.  His special interests include U.S. Political and Intellectual History, as well as the history of education.

Course Information:  Tuesdays, September 18-October 23, 2012, 1:00-3:00 p.m., University of St. Thomas St. Paul Campus, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

Course Description:  In this course, we will meet the candidates who were never elected President, but nonetheless significantly influenced American history.

Registration fee for the series:  $70.00 per person

Link to registration form:  Fall 2012 Registration Form

Link to campus map:  St. Paul Campus Map

Course Syllabus (subject to change):

September 18 Henry Clay:  "Great Compromiser" or the "Judas of the West"
September 25 Stephen A. Douglas and the Failure of Popular Sovereignty
October 2 William Jennings Bryan:  from Populist to the Scopes Trial
October 9 Thomas E. Dewey and the Most Famous Headline in U.S. History
October 16 Barry Goldwater:  the "John the Baptist" of late 20th Century Conservatism
October 23 Discussion of 2012 Election in Historical Perspective