American Political Scandals *NEW*

From Alexander Hamilton’s notorious liaison with Mrs. Reynolds, to Bill Clinton and Whitewater/Monica, national politicians have fallen under a cloud for financial and sexual improprieties. This class examines several major scandals, includingthe Peggy Eaton Affair, the Crédit Mobilier Scandal, the Teapot Dome, and Watergate. The changing nature of these scandals throws an illuminating light on the evolving relationship of Americans to their government and to their moral codes, as well as the power of gossip and social customs. Bibliography and handouts included. Instructor: Brian Bixby

Sections

AMPS-WI20.01

Start Date

February 13, 2020

Time

3:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$190.00

Availability

8

6 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Feb. 13

Instructors: Brian Bixby

Instructor

Brian Bixby

Brian holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He teaches history courses he hopes his students will enjoy and from which he himself will learn more.