SALISBURY, MD---Richard Nixon governed the nation (for a while, anyway), Archie Bunker ruled the airwaves, and disco was king.
The 1970s was a decade of polarizing, tumultuous events and pop-cultural phenomena. Dr. Dean Kotlowski, professor of history at Salisbury University, discusses some of the political, entertainment and cultural milestones that helped define the era as part of SU’s Adventures in Ideas humanities seminar series. His presentation, “Stayin’ Alive: Surviving the 1970s,” is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 179.
Kotlowski has earned critical acclaim for his book Nixon’s Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and Policy, published by Harvard University Press. Last year, he appeared as a panelist at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, CA, discussing “Understanding Richard Nixon and His Era: Domestic Policy.” C-SPAN filmed and rebroadcast the event.
Sponsored by the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts and the Whaley Family Foundation, admission to the seminar is $30, which includes coffee, snacks and lunch. Advance registration is required.
Upcoming in the series is “Camelot’s Hope: Legend and Statecraft from Arthur to Kennedy” with Dr. Kristen Walton of the History Department 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2.