Historian Beeman returns to WC

CHESTERTOWN – Acclaimed historian Richard Beeman delivers the final lecture in his “Inventing a Nation” series on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a talk entitled “Sex, Lies, and the Founders: The American Presidency, Democracy, and the Media.” Beeman will discuss how the democratization of American presidential politics and the development of an aggressive news media has eroded the barrier between a president’s public life and his private affairs.

One of the nation’s top historians of the American revolutionary and early national experience, Beeman is former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. His “Plain, Honest Men” won the prestigious 2010 George Washington Book Prize. He recently joined the Washington College community as a senior fellow of both the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture.

Beeman’s talk is sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center and is free and open to the public.

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