This seminar provides a forum for introducing and discussing topics on the political history and philosophy of the United States.
The Scholl Center invites speakers to address issues of citizenship, democracy, sociology, and the influence of political history on contemporary politics and theory. While reading the pre-circulated paper is not required for these sessions, it is encouraged.
This seminar launched in the spring of 2014, and the 2014-2015 speakers are listed below.
The seminar is sponsored by the Jack Miller Center.
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“Federalism on the Frontier: Secession and Loyalty on the Trans-Appalachian West”
Susan Gaunt Stearns, Northwestern University
From the colony at Jamestown to John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill,” the story of America’s founding is one of migrants and migrations, of colonizers and the colonized, of households and servitude and slavery, and of the freedom all craved and some found.