KC Johnson

Midterms in Historical Perspective

With fewer than 100 days until the 2022 midterms, this seminar will provide some historical perspective to better understand the upcoming elections. We’ll look back at five types of midterm elections and conclude with an analysis of this year’s midterms.

As always, each session will end with 15-20 minutes of questions on contemporary matters, including the midterms.

Wednesdays at

Session One (Sept. 14): Midterms in Historical Perspective

Session Two (Sept. 28): Watergate and Backlash (1974, 1978)

Session Three (Oct. 19): The Landslides (1986, 1994, 2006)

Session Four (Nov. 2): The Status Quo Midterms (1982, 1990, 1998)

Session Five (Nov. 16): Modern Midterms (2010, 2018)

Session Six (Dec. 7): Analyzing 2022

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