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Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis of the 1970s and the Transformation of American Politics
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, Room A712, New York, NY 10011
Please join the History Department for its second Spring 2017 Speaker Series event.
This talk will be delivered by Meg Jacobs (Princeton). Her talk is titled "Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis of the 1970s and the Transformation of American Politics."
Meg Jacobs teaches American History and Politics at Princeton University. Her latest book, Panic at the Pump, explores how the energy crisis shocked the country and forever changed American politics. If Vietnam and Watergate taught citizens that their leaders could not be trusted, the energy crisis taught them that government did not work. With long gas lines and soaring prices, the oil shocks of the decade undermined confidence in Washington to solve problems.
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