Miller Center

Historical Presidency

Organized by U.Va. historians Melvyn Leffler and William Hitchcock, the 2015 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a century of war, economic crisis, and American global expansion. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

9/18/2015 Franklin D. Roosevelt: An American Life in the ‘American Century’ - Historical Presidency
David M. Kennedy

4/21/2015 Commander in Chief: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Leadership in World War II - Historical Presidency
Mark Stoler

3/3/2015 Herbert Hoover versus the Great Depression - Historical Presidency
George H. Nash

1/15/2015 Woodrow Wilson in War and Peace: 1917-1920 - Historical Presidency
Margaret MacMillan

12/2/2014 Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Union - Historical Presidency
Gary W. Gallagher, Peter Onuf

10/28/2014 Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment and the Legacy of the Civil War - Historical Presidency
Elizabeth R. Varon

4/16/2014 James Madison and the Brink of National Ruin - Historical Presidency
Alan Taylor

3/19/2014 U.S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction - Historical Presidency
Joan Waugh

11/8/2013 Andrew Jackson and the Troubled Birth of Democracy - Historical Presidency
Henry William Brands

10/16/2013 James Knox Polk and the War with Mexico - Historical Presidency
Daniel Walker Howe

9/18/2013 Lincoln and Davis: War Presidents - Historical Presidency
Gary W. Gallagher, James M. McPherson