The 2016 presidential race and the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States revealed divisive social, cultural, and political issues convulsing the United States, many of which have deep historical roots.
Although her book Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women's Rights focuses on the 1970s (and more specifically the effects of the 1977 IWY conferences including the National Women’s Conference), a connection to Trump is clear. It actually serves as “deep background” for the most...(Read More)
How religion is lived and expressed publically in the United States is adjudicated by an ever-changing framework configured by the Constitution, the political institutions that flow from it, and a religious culture that hugely values religious freedom while also being inflected by various claims...(Read More)
This talk compares four religious, political, and legal controversies in 19th and early 20th century America. Each was grounded in the sharp division between the Republican and Democratic Parties’ perspectives on public policy, and all four were fired by religious differences involving the...(Read More)
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