Gary McElhany, Ph.D.

Gary McElhany, Ph.D., speaks about Franklin D. Roosevelt, the AAA, and the CCC in the 1900s and how the New Deal became a turning point in 20th century America.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Politics

Published: July 6th, 2015

In Spring 2016, SAGU's History Department hosted a seminar titled “ Turning Points in 20th Century America .” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. Gary McElhany, Ph.D., speaks about Franklin D. Roosevelt , the New Deal , the AAA, the CCC , and how they affected America during the 1900s.

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Four Chaplains on U.S.A.T. Dorchester

The Four Chaplains: Forgotten Heroes

Published: February 2nd, 2016

There are many forgotten or little known heroes in American history, men and women who gave of themselves so that others could enjoy freedom. We all have heard of such people as Nathan Hale and Jim Bowie who paid the ultimate price for freedom, but few know the story of The Four Military Chaplains and their last heroic acts on the U.S.A.T. Dorchester.

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John Glover and the Marblehead Militia

Forgotten Revolutionary War Hero: John Glover

Published: July 2nd, 2015

Heroes. Everyone has them. Often they are highly visible and their names well known. For some heroes are athletes who set records, sustain careers in their sport and take their places in Halls of Fame. For others heroes win Pulitzers, Oscars, or Grammys, for their exceptional talent.

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Missionary Prisoner at Los Baños Internment Campu

Bravery of Missionary Prisoner at Los Baños Internment Camp

Published: March 24th, 2015

Heroes come in all varieties. Some run to the sound of battle. Others place the safety of others above their own. And while less dramatic, some people, like Elizabeth Galley Wilson, are heroes because of their courageous demonstration of a life well lived.

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Dr. Gary McElhany discusses how the Boston MAssacre shaped John Adams as a leader in American history.

Beginnings: John Adams – In Word and Action

Published: April 6th, 2017

In Spring 2017, the SAGU History department hosted the seminar “Beginnings: Life, Culture and Politics in Early America.” Topics included the birth of the American Navy, Breaking the Glass Ceiling, The Electoral College, America’s Military Bands and many more. Gary McElhany, Ph.D. discusses the events that lead to the infamous Boston Massacre and how it shaped John Adams.

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