Depression, Dictatorships, Democracies:
Bridgman Looks At The World of the '30s

"The End of Innocence: Democracies and Dictatorships in the Time of the Great Depression" is the subject of the UWAA Winter Lecture Series, presented by popular UW History Professor Jon Bridgman. As of Dec. 27, all series tickets are SOLD OUT. Prior to each lecture, those without series tickets may put their names on a waiting list. If space is available, sales will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Franklin Deleano Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler faced off during the 1930s. a decade brought to life by popular History professor Jon Bridgman. Photos courtesy of the FDR Library.

The lecture series explores the decade of the 1930s, when the U.S. was reeling from the most devastating financial collapse in its history. That decade also saw the rise to power of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was elected to the first of his four terms as president in 1932, the launch of Nazi aggression in Europe, and Japan's war with China as it strived to take over Asia, setting the stage for World War II.

Bridgman, winner of a UW Distinguished Teaching Award, previously covered World War Two in a five-year lecture series that sold out many dates. High demand is also expected for his coverage of the Depression and the rise of dictatorships.

The six lectures will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 17 to Feb. 21, 1996, in 120 Kane. The cost for an individual lecture ticket is $6 UWAA members, faculty and staff; $8 non-members; and $3 students.

Coming in April will be a lecture series featuring Computer Science and Engineering Chair Ed Lazowska. Look for the March Columns for more information.

For more information on the Bridgman series , call (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM. The UWAA Lecture Series is co-sponsored by PEMCO Financial Center.

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