Michael Connolly of Purdue University North Central talks about presidents and their legacies with Historically Thinking host Al Zambone.
Connolly surveys past presidents, and argues that the way in which we assess them is often mistaken. He argues that presidential history is a very real and necessary sub-discipline. Given public interest in presidential history, Connolly asserts, historians disregard it at their own risk.
Books, Articles, and Links to Things Mentioned in the Conversation
The Harding-Fulton Correspondence, Library of Congress
The Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University
The Miller Center, University of Virginia
Wheatland, Home of President James Buchanan