Video: Bowdoin’s Jean Yarbrough on New Roosevelt Book

Gov Prof Jean Yarbrough on Theodore Roosevelt from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College Jean Yarbrough speaks with Professor of Government Paul Franco about her new book, “Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition.” In the book, Yarbrough “provides a searching examination of TR’s political thought, especially in relation to the ideas of Washington, Hamilton, and Lincoln—the statesmen TR claimed most to admire,” according to the University Press of Kansas.

Yarbrough teaches political philosophy and American Political Thought, and has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of “American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People” and has edited “The Essential Jefferson.”


  1. Barbara Kaster says:

    Great job, Jean! Congratulations!

  2. David La Plant says:

    I guess there is a diversity of political opinion on the Bowdoin campus. What is all the hullabaloo about?

  3. Ashley Harvard says:

    I love Professor Yarbrough!

Leave a Comment