Our latest Ideas on Tap program, “Voting in America: The Good, The Bad, and The Absent” was held on September 15, in partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and the Grappone Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College. This free, online program was moderated by Dr. Tricia Peone, New Hampshire Humanities Public Programs Manager. 

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Our panelists:

Dr. Andrew Moore is professor of history and Director of Summer School at Saint Anselm College. He is the author of the book, The South’s Tolerable Alien: Roman Catholics in Alabama and Georgia, 1945-1970 (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), and the editor of Evangelicals and Presidential Politics: From Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump (forthcoming from LSU Press, 2021). He has also published several articles and book chapters, and he teaches courses on, among other topics, American politics and race and civil rights for African Americans. 

Dr. Beth Salerno is Professor of History at Saint Anselm College. She is the author of the book Sister Societies: Women’s Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum America (2005). She is currently writing a biography of Concord, NH native, abolitionist, and Revolutionary granddaughter Mary Clark. She teaches courses on US citizenship, environmental history, American women’s history, antebellum America, and New England history.

Dr. Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell is an associate professor of Education at Saint Anselm College where she teaches Curriculum and Assessment and Education Policy and supervises student teachers. Her research interests include civic, democratic and socially just education; assessing outcomes of social science education; teacher education, and the impact of teacher evaluation systems. Her current research project, “A Well Informed Citizenry” explores social studies teachers’ classroom practices in New Hampshire as well as whether and how state policy informs those practices. Prior to working in higher education, she was a high school social studies teacher in Connecticut.

Suggested reading


Resources for learning about voting rights and voter suppression

Civics 101 podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio: a two-part episode on voting

Watch the video “A Well-Informed Citizenry” about civic education in New Hampshire created by Dr. Dianna Terrell (Saint Anselm). Note: This research project is on-going. New Hampshire social science teachers, building leaders and policy leaders may be solicited for interviews related to this topic. 

Infographic from the Carsey School of Public Policy (UNH) on New Hampshire’s changing electorate

Read an essay about the impact of the 19th Amendment on women in Puerto Rico

Read about voter registration policies and take a literacy test from the 1950s and 1960s


"Voting in America" program sponsors:

Saint Anslem College New Hampshire Institue of Politics logo         Saint Anslem College Grappone Humanities Institute logo

The 2020 Ideas on Tap Series is generously sponsored by 


This project was funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's A.F. Zellers and W.G. Saltonstall Frontiers of Knowledge, Alice Hale Penniman Memorial Fund.      


For more information about Ideas on Tap, contact Dr. Tricia Peone, Public Program Manager, at 603-224-4071, ext. 115 or tpeone@nhhumanities.org