"The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution"

Oct 15, 2019

Our guest is Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, who is a Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and one of the most prominent historians in the United States. He'll give the free-to-the-public 23rd Annual John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture at the TU College of Law (at 3120 East 4th Place) on October 17th. (The reception for this event is at 5:30pm; the lecture begins at 6pm.) Prof. Foner will be speaking about his newest book, which he also tells us about: "The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution." It's an engaging and timely history of the constitutional changes that essentially built equality into our nation's foundational document. The book also explains and explores how these equality-for-all guarantees have been tried and tested over time.