Call for Applications | Institute for Constitutional History, Fall 2021 Seminar

The New York Historical Society's Bonnie and Richard Reiss Graduate Institute for Constitutional History Seminar | Fall 2021 Session

“Constitutions in Conflict: Proslavery versus Antislavery”

Meeting Dates & Time: Fridays, October 29, November 5 and 19, December 10, 2021, | 2–5 pm ET

Presented in person at the New-York Historical Society:
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

The Constitution of 1787 was famously a compromise between proslavery and antislavery delegates. For that very reason, the supporters and opponents of slavery would go on to invoke the Constitution in support of their very different causes. In four discussions that span the Founding Era up through the Civil War, historians James Oakes and Sean Wilentz examine the critical points in the constitutional debate over slavery and consider how Congress and the courts grappled with constitutional contradictions.

Qualifications and Requirements:
The seminar is designed for graduate students, junior faculty, and teachers/instructors in history, political science, law, and related disciplines. There is no tuition or other charge for this seminar.

Applications due September 15, 2021. Visit the seminar webpage for more information about the course and how to apply.


Posted: August 13, 2021
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