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June 2022

One-Day Seminar: The Abolition Movement hosted by Missouri Humanities Council (St. Louis, MO)

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This seminar will examine the Abolition movement and abolitionist sentiments and ideas from the era of the Founding through the Civil War. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with lunch, a certificate for continuing education and digital and paper copies of the agenda and documents reader (found here). Click here to register.

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One-Day Seminar: The American Mind: Frederick Douglass hosted by Freedoms Foundations at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

One of the most influential African Americans in the nineteenth century, Douglass advocated for a number of causes, including the abolition of slavery. This seminar will explore those topics. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. All attendees…

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August 2022

One-Day Seminar: Federalist Papers and the Constitution hosted by Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

Reflecting on the challenges facing the Convention of 1787, James Madison once suggested that a key purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to combine “the requisite stability and energy in government with the inviolable attention due to liberty and to the republican form.” Among the sources we might employ to understand this task, The Federalist Papers are some of the most instructive. In this one-day seminar, we will examine a few key Federalist Papers and discuss the manner in which…

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