The Backdrop - A UC Davis Podcast Exploring the World of Ideas

2 - Eric Rauchway on Contentious Presidential Transitions

January 13, 2021

The transition of power from one U.S. president to the next typically goes off without a hitch.  But the transition between President Donald Trump and President-Elect Joe Biden has been anything but typical. On this episode of The Backdrop, UC Davis Distinguished Professor of History Eric Rauchway discusses this tumultuous transfer of power and lessons we can learn from another contentious transition, from Herbert Hoover to Franklin Roosevelt.

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