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1968 – The Year of Turmoil
America is more divided today than it was at any time since the Civil War. Or is it? Martin C. Babicz, Ph.D., will look at the tumultuous year of 1968, a year in which assassinations, riots, and war nearly tore the country apart. Dr. Babicz will also explore how the United States became divided in the late 1960s and the impact that polarization had on the future.
Martin C. Babicz, Ph.D., teaches history at the University of Colorado Boulder for the Sewall Hall History & Culture Residential Academic Program, the Communications & Society Residential Academic Program, and the History Department. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in history from Brown University. After working as a lobbyist in Connecticut for fifteen years, he returned to graduate school and received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His dissertation, which explores the intersection of colonial politics and imperial policy during the Stamp Act crisis, is entitled, For Empire, Colony, and Self-Interest: Thomas Fitch and Connecticut Colonial Politics. Dr. Babicz teaches several courses on American History. He is the co-author (with Thomas W. Zeiler) of National Pastime: U.S. History through Baseball (2017), and he is the author of a chapter exploring the historiography of sports and pastimes of the 1920s in A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover (2014).
Location and Pricing
10:30 a.m. – noon
free for members; $10 non-members.
Registration is required. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time.
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