Explore one of the most paradoxical periods in American history through the lens of the U.S. Constitution with J. Holt Merchant, Ph.D., of Washington & Lee University. Participants will examine slave clauses in the Constitution, the federal government's involvement (or lack thereof) with the controversial institution, and how the Constitution at first hindered and then finally enabled a speedy resolution to the problem of slavery. Special emphasis will be given to Lincoln's efforts to limit slavery in a manner that was constitutionally permissible, as well as adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.
Admission Fee: $699
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