American Literature and the Constitution

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 • 12 - 1 p.m. ET

Free Online

Join law professors Bernadette Meyler of Stanford University Alison LaCroix of the University of Chicago Law School and co-editor of the new book, Cannons and Codes: Law, Literature, and America's Wars, and political scientist Catherine Zuckert of the University of Notre Dame and Arizona State Univeristy, for a discussion exploring the ways American literature—including the works of Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others—has intersected with the Constitution and American democracy from the nation’s founding, to the Civil War, and beyond. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

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