When:
Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 5:30p -
6:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
http://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=3489

Democracy was broken. Or that was what many Americans believed in the decades after the Civil War. Shaken by economic and technological disruption, they sought safety in aggressive, tribal partisanship. The results were the loudest, closest, most violent elections in U.S. history, driven by vibrant campaigns that drew our highest-ever voter turnouts. At the century's end, reformers finally restrained this wild system, trading away participation for civility in the process. They built a calmer, cleaner democracy, but also a more distant one. Americans' voting rates crashed and never fully recovered. In telling the tale of what it cost to cool our republic, historian Jon Grinspan reveals our divisive political system's enduring capacity to reinvent itself.

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