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How Thomas Edison Invented @POTUS

Presented by Dr. Susan Spellman, Department of History, Miami University

Dr. Spellman, Associate Professor of History at Miami University, is the author of Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business, 1860-1940 (Oxford University Press, 2016).  In this presentation, Dr. Spellman will explore the ways in which contemporary techniques of political campaigning in America reflect only the latest ways in which candidates and political parties adapt emerging communications technologies to reach voters and supporters.  Dr. Spellman, the incoming chair of Miami's Department of Humanities and Creative Arts, holds a Ph.D. in history from Carnegie Mellon University.

This presentation is part of the Menard Family Center for Democracy's spring "Dialogues on Democracy" series.  Free and open to the public; advance registration required:

Monday, April 19 at 7:00pm

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