Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Anniversary of the Civil War

December 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Civil War

This coming year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. E.J. Dionne, at the WaPo, posts an article on getting the cause for the war correct before the remembrance begins: When the war started, leaders of the Southern rebellion were entirely straightforward about this. On March 21, 1861, Alexander Stephens, the Confederacy’s vice […]

Did Lincoln Come to Support Emancipation?

October 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Civil War

Or was it that he believed in the rights of all men all along?  Allen Guelzo levels a devastating critique at historian Eric Foner in this review of his new book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery: Mr. Foner’s use of “growth” functions in the same way. Lincoln may have begun his ascent […]

The Center Welcomes Michael Zuckert

March 17, 2009 by  
Filed under All Posts, Founding

Michael P. Zuckert, Ph.D Speaking Monday, March 15th: “Slavery & the Constitutional Convention of 1787” Zuckert (B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1974) is a Notre Dame professor, and has written on the Constitution, the American Founding, and John Locke. He is the Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor, works in political philosophy, American constitutional law […]