CENTENARY’S TAYLOR MEMORIAL LIBRARY HOSTS A SPECIAL EVENT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Hackettstown, N.J., October 20, 2016 – The presidential election of 2016 may become one of the most important and interesting elections in American history. But few people understand how the process of electing a president really works. What is a “caucus” or a “primary?” What is the Electoral College and why is it still used? Have there ever been any disputed presidential elections? How well has the process withstood the test of time?
Join Dr. Raymond Frey for his discussion titled A History of Presidential Elections: Deconstructing the Electoral Process as he explains and analyzes the election process, the candidates and their platforms, and explores some controversial presidential elections of the past that changed American history. Members of the community are invited to this free event, which is being held at 6 p.m. on November 1, 2016 at Taylor Memorial Library (parking at the Lackland Center).
Dr. Frey is a Professor of History and Historian at Centenary University where he has taught for the last 26 years. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from William Paterson University, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Nineteenth Century Studies from Drew University. His areas of expertise are American and African American history, New Jersey history, the Truman Administration, and the Progressive Era. He is the author of three books, and is currently completing a manuscript on New Jersey in the Progressive Era for Rutgers University Press.
“I hope members of the community join us for this informative event,” says Dr. Frey. “This is such a timely topic given the impact of this current election. I look forward to discussing this subject with the attendees that evening.”
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies university distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body. Centenary is the only baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution in northwest New Jersey.
Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.