Editors of the Vanderbilt Historical Review and the Vanderbilt Political Review partnered for the inaugural Political History Podcast series. The three-part series is comprised of interviews with some of Vanderbilt’s leading scholars on elections, historical voting patterns, and socioeconomic changes in the United States.
Part 1 of “Presidential Elections: Past and Present” is an interview with Dr. Jefferson Cowie. As the James G. Stahlman Professor of History, Dr. Cowie is a social and political historian who focuses on American politics and popular culture.
Part 2 of the podcast is another interview with Dr. Sarah Igo. She is an Associate Professor of History & Political Science. Her research analyzes presidential surveys and mass polling, both of which help to understand general American opinions.
Lastly, part 3 of the podcast is a continuation of the series on presidential elections with an emphasis on the historic precedence of controversial elections. Dr. Thomas A. Schwartz, a historian of US history, expounds upon the implications on foreign relations.