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Parties, the Press, and Political Politeness ​(Well, Not Really!)[in-person]

Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an in-person history lecture with Dr. Matthew Warshauer!

“Parties, the Press, and Political Politeness ​(Well, Not Really!)”

Can’t we all just get along?  Let’s go back to the good old days when partisanship wasn’t so bad, the press was fairly balanced, and courtesy reigned over American politics!  Really?  Join Matt Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University, and explore the early partisan battles that almost ended the newly formed Union while the ink on the Constitution was still wet.  Let’s find out if there was ever a time in America when partisanship and the press didn’t do battle.

Dr. Matthew Warshauer is a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University, his under-graduate alma mater, where he learned that passionate, devoted professors can change lives. Originally bored and uninterested in school, he bounced around the country with his family, attending three different high schools in four years – from California to Illinois and then ultimately to Connecticut. He didn’t even want to attend college, but compromised with his parents by going to Norwalk Community College for a few semesters and then transferring to Central.   Learn more here.

Please register so we can set the community room up with appropriate seating.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.


Thursday, May 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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860-673-9712 ext 4
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281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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