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Examine the often overlooked Carter presidency as a bridge between the decline of the liberal New Deal order and the emergence of the conservative movement that would reshape politics at the end of the twentieth century.


Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor, Department of History, Emory University


The Carter presidency, like the 1970s as a decade, is often overlooked as a period when not much of importance happened. But in truth Carter’s term in office bridged the decline of a liberal New Deal order that had dominated American politics since the 1930s and an insurgent conservative movement that would dramatically reshape politics in the closing decades of the twentieth century. This seminar examines important developments in foreign and domestic realms in the 1970s that would roil American politics for many decades, and that continue to inform much about our political world today.

Travel & Accommodations

Emory University is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The nearest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more information on the campus, please click here.

Participants will stay in on-campus dormitories in single rooms, but may share bathrooms and common space. Participants should plan to bring laptops, as computer access on campus will be limited.


Meals will be served in a college cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Travel Reimbursement

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.

Graduate Credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit to participating seminar teachers. For more information click here.


Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.

July 16th, 2017 5:00 PM   through   July 22nd, 2017 9:00 AM
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and Emory University
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

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2017 Teacher Seminar Registration $75.00

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