FDR: Transforming the Presidency and Renewing America

Iwan Morgan (UCL), Uta Balbier (Oxford)
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Rothermere American Institute
1a South Parks Road
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Main seminar room (lower ground floor)

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Lectures and seminars
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One of the greatest American presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, built a coalition of labour, ethnic, urban, low-income and African American voters that underwrote the Democratic Party's national ascendancy from the 1930s to the 1980s. Over his four terms, he promoted the New Deal – the greatest reform programme in US history – to meet the challenges of the Great Depression, led the United States to the brink of victory in the Second World War, and established the modern presidency as the driving force of American politics and government.
Iwan Morgan takes a fresh look at FDR, showing how his leadership enabled the United States of America to become the most successful country of the 20th century. He will be in conversation with Uta Balbier.