James Buchanan and Partisan Politics

James Buchanan and Partisan Politics


On Thursday, January 20, join LancasterHistory virtually for a lecture on James Buchanan and Partisan Politics featuring speaker Dr. John W. Quist. Was James Buchanan’s loyalty to the Union as fierce as his devotion to the Jacksonian Democratic Party? Author and Shippensburg University history professor John W. Quist will discuss James Buchanan’s political career and the emergence of partisan politics in America.

John W. Quist is professor of history at Shippensburg University and the author of Michigan’s War: The Civil War in Documents, co-editor of James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War, editor of Richard H. Abbott, For Free Press and Equal Rights: Republican Newspapers in the Reconstruction South, and author of Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan.


This event will take place online via Zoom on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7pm Eastern. This is NOT an in-person event.

The program is free and open to the public but requires advance registration. Register online by clicking “Get Tickets” below or by calling (717) 392-4633. Your link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you upon successful registration. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we highly recommend reading our Virtual Event Guide & FAQ in advance the of the event. Registration will close online on January 20 at 6:50pm ET.

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Online/Virtual Event Lecture

January 20, 2022 Online via Zoom 7pm ET Free | Advance Registration Required