The Nixon Years

Facilitator:      Sidna Rachid, 377-9568, sidnarachid@hotmail.com                                    Dates:              Wednesdays, March 22—May 10, 2017 Time:                9:30 AM 11:30 AM                      Text:               Nixonland : The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, by Rick Peristein Presentations:   Required

With the election of President Trump, the United States seems more fractured than ever before. But is it? 

This class is based on Rick Perlstein’s book Nixonland and examines four elections – 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 when Nixon was re-elected. The following subjects will be covered: civil rights, race riots, the rise of Ronald Reagan in California, the Vietnam War, the anti-war movement, Richard Nixon’s early actions as president, the polarization in the country and the election of 1972. Watergate won’t be covered in this class.

As you read about the Nixon years, you will relive a time when the United States was ripped apart. We survived and went on to thrive.

I hope that you will consider joining me in learning about this era.