The banner art at the top of the page is George Caleb Bingham’s “The Verdict of the People” (1854).  As with many of Bingham’s paintings, this work exemplifies the Luminist style of painting, which utilizes light to transform ordinary events, such as this election day event, into a sublime scene.


"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming...who spends himself for a worthy cause...”

Theodore Roosevelt

"Citizenship in a Republic,"
The Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910


Kyle D. Dell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

108 Duke Hall

Guilford College

Greensboro, NC 27410


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