Politics As Usual: 19th Century-Style
The Political Gymnasium
Long before radio, television, the Internet and Super PACs, when voter turnout could be as much as 81%(!), political rhetoric found its voice largely in print. Political cartoons not only weighed in on public figures’ qualifications and actions but also reflected assumptions about gender-appropriate behavior and the social norms of the day. Historical figures we revere today were often viewed quite differently by their contemporaries.
Union College history professor and author, Andrea R. Foroughi, will expand on this fascinating topic in a presentation on November 20th, 7:00 pm at the S. S. Seward Institute in the Village of Florida. With the upcoming presidential race so much in the forefront of today’s news, Professor Foroughi’s lecture will not only be timely but is bound to be entertaining and educational.
Reserve your tickets now and pay at the door.
The event will be held in the S. S. Seward Institute (High School) Cafetorium,
53 North Main Street, Florida, NY on November 20, 7:00pm.
Light refreshments will be served. Ample parking is available in the school parking lot.
Admission: Students FREE. Adults: $10/$15 for two.
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