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August 2021

One-Day Seminar: Civil Disobedience in American History hosted by TeachingAmericanHistory.org (Held Online)

August 12 @ 3:55 pm - 5:30 pm

This seminar examines the controversial topic of civil disobedience. Here we will consider whether civil disobedience could be an appropriate response to unjust laws in a liberal democracy. By comparing their respective arguments, our aim is to consider whether civil disobedience is compatible with the principles of government as defined by the Declaration of Independence. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation,…

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September 2021

One-Day Seminar: Jefferson’s Draft of the Declaration of Independence hosted by TeachingAmericanHistory.org (Held Online)

September 9 @ 3:55 pm - 5:30 pm

This seminar will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence as proposed to the Continental Congress, in which Jefferson denounced slavery and sought an end to the slave trade as reasons for severing ties with Great Britain. 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…

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October 2021

One-Day Seminar: The 14th Amendment hosted by TAH.org (Held Online)

October 12 @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

As Republicans were passing the Civil Rights Act of 1866, they were concerned to make sure that its protection for freedmen would be secure within the Constitution. The 13th Amendment did not seem to provide freedmen protection from the unequal enforcement of the laws happening under the restored state governments. How could the U.S. Constitution be amended to ensure that the state governments provided justice and the protection of rights to all citizens? The issue of protecting the freedmen from…

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