Preeminent historian Eric Foner joins Richard Brookhiser, senior editor at National Review, for a special 13th Amendment discussion on the heels of the 150th anniversary of ratification.
Richard Brookhiser looks at the question of whether the abolition of slavery and federally-guaranteed black citizenship were something brand-new in American life, or, as Lincoln said, extensions of what had gone before.
Jack Rakove, John Harrison, Pamela Brandwein, and moderator Jeffrey Rosen discuss the origins, influence, and contemporary meaning of the 14th Amendment at a special National Constitution Center event.
A narrow reading of the 14th Amendment's Privilege or Immunities Clause altered the trajectory of constitutional law.
Theodore Shaw of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Michael Rosman of the Center for Individual Rights explore how the Constitution deals with race.
In this commentary, Tom Donnelly of the Constitutional Accountability Center calls us to remember the constitutional achievements of Abraham Lincoln and his generation.
A lot of topics crop up when people argue about politics and Supreme Court decisions, but the historic 1857 Dred Scott decision about slavery usually isn’t one of them.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by "patriotic philanthropist" and Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein to discuss the history and legacy of the 13th Amendment.
In this commentary, Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center argues that the Voting Rights Act's multiple congressional reauthorizations are evidence of its power and importance.
In this commentary, Kermit Roosevelt from the University of Pennsylvania Law School says our country's legacy of slavery and racism remains with us today.