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The Life, Presidency, and Post-Presidential Years of Jimmy Carter

Ronald Feinman
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Course Description

Jimmy Carter has been a fascinating figure in American politics, setting a record as the longest surviving President. We will examine the 39th President's life before his surprise nomination and election to the White House in 1976; focus on the major domestic and foreign policies of his Presidency; and will recognize his magnificent post Presidential years, more than 42 years and counting, the most active and creative retirement years of any President. Questions and comments are welcome at the end of the lecture.

About the Instructor

  • Ronald Feinman, Ph.D., has been a professor of American history, government and politics for the past five decades, and an adjunct professor of history and political science at Florida Atlantic University since 1989. He earned a doctoral degree from City University of NY (CUNY). He is the author of two books, including a recent one titled "Presidential Assassinations and Threats"; a book reviewer for scholarly journals; a regular contributor to the History News Network (HNN); a regular public affairs contributor to WWGH 107.1 FM, Marion, Ohio; and a member of the FAU Speakers Bureau; and has given lectures to many diverse groups over the past 20 years.  Feinman blogs about politics and history at