Sink Hole: How Kansas Crises Undid the Presidencies of Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan
Michael F. Holt
Speaker: Michael F. Holt
Date: February 26, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM
MICHAEL F. HOLT is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Virginia where he taught for 37 years. A specialist on 19th-century political history, and especially pre-Civil War political history, he is co-author or author of eight books, the most recent of which is The American Presidents Series’ Franklin Pierce. He has delivered the Fleming Lectures at LSU, the Fortenbaugh Lecture at Gettysburg College, and the Allan Nevins Memorial Lecture at the Huntington Library. In 1993-1994, he was the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at the University of Cambridge.
Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural 2013-2014 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.