Lecture to Focus on Efforts to Undermine the New Deal

March 16, 2015 – Dr. Landon Storrs, associate professor of history at the University of Iowa, will deliver a lecture called “Hidden Convictions: The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left” on April 2 at 7 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on the Dutchess Community College main campus.

Storrs will explore how the federal employee loyalty program was used to silence influential New Deal policymakers and discredit their policies, thus undermining the reform potential of the New Deal and narrowing the scope of political discourse to this day. She is the author of “The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left” and “Civilizing Capitalism: The National Consumers’ League, Women’s Activism, and Labor Standards in the New Deal Era.”

DCC Associate Professor of History Dr. Laura Murphy, recipient of the Handel Foundation Endowed Faculty Chair to Perpetuate the Legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, facilitated the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the DCC Foundation at (845) 431-8400.