Past Seminars on American Political Thought | Newberry

Past Seminars on American Political Thought

Past Seminars

Thursday, December 6, 2018
American Political Thought Seminar
John Dickinson and the American Revolution: The Villain as Hero or the Patriot as Pragmatist
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Apocalypse Now: Thomas Jefferson’s Radical Enlightenment
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Lyman Trumbull and the Fateful Paradox of the War for the Union
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Prophet, Priest, and Republican Theorist: Thomas Shepard and the Formation of the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts PLEASE NOTE: THIS SEMINAR WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL OF 2018.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
The Politics of Natural Right: Federalism as Remedy
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Contested Futures: Anishinaabeg and American Societies in the Great Lakes, 1790-1840
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Setting the Stage: Early Republic Political Culture, the Constitutional Convention, and the President’s Cabinet
Thursday, March 16, 2017
American Political Thought Seminar
Slavery and Abolition in Hamilton’s America
Thursday, November 10, 2016
American Political Thought Seminar
“I Expect From What Mr. Hamilton Says”: Intellectual Property in the Federalist Era Nora Slonimsky, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Thursday, March 24, 2016
American Political Thought Seminar
“The Book of Morgan: Anti-Masonry, Public Opinion, and American Political Thought” Dr. Mark Guenther Schmeller, Syracuse University
Thursday, September 10, 2015
American Political Thought Seminar
“The Capacity to Be Citizens: Civic Participation and the Meaning of Fitness” Dr. Yvonne Pitts, Purdue University
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
American Political Thought Seminar
John Adams played a much more significant role in the development of the Declaration of Independence than is conventionally recognized. Among his central contributions was to provide the definitive grounding for its egalitarianism in the concept of “happiness.” This was a move away from the slave-holding sections’ preferred commitment to “property.”
Friday, April 11, 2014
American Political Thought Seminar
It is well known that Thomas Paine’s Common Sense fueled an abrupt “republican turn” in American political thought during the early months of 1776.