Examine the impact of various United States presidents on the critical issues of their times. Questions explored include: Is time and context as important to presidential effectiveness as talent, intelligence and outlook? How do we measure success or failure in presidency? Why are some presidents remembered with affection or reverence and others forgotten or even reviled?
ERIC NELLIS is a UBC associate professor emeritus of history. He has taught American history for over 30 years and is the author of books on Colonial New England and the American Revolution. His most recent book is Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas. 1500-1888.