About this episode

November 18, 2016

Margaret O'Mara

The United States has had several pivotal elections that we are taught deeply changed America—Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the Civil War that followed, the 1932 election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt leading to the New Deal, societal changes leading to the 1992 election of Bill Clinton, Teddy Roosevelt’s reelection in 1904. What about 2016? Our guest in this week’s episode is Margaret O’Mara, a professor of history at the University of Washington and the author of "Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century."


Was 2016 a pivotal election?

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