John Bascom and the Wisconsin Idea – with J. David Hoeveler

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Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus
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Explore John Bascom, the colorful President of the University of Wisconsin from 1874-1887 who championed women’s rights, worker’s rights, temperance, the pursuit of truth, and a notion that would go on to earn fame as “The Wisconsin Idea.” Professor Emeritus of History J. David Hoeveler, of UW Milwaukee, whose most recent book is John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea, sheds light on the important Wisconsin figure.

Episode Credits

  • Emily Auerbach Host
  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Emily Auerbach Producer
  • J. David Hoeveler Guest

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