Liberty and Union: Prof. Timothy Huebner Lecture and Booksigning

Event Date

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:00pm

Venue

Room Number

Blount Auditiorium

Contact

Prof. Jeffrey Jackson

Phone

901-843-3662

Department

Rhodes Professor of History Timothy Huebner will speak about his newly published book, Liberty and Union. Americans of the Civil War era exhibited a culture of constitutionalism, a deep belief in the achievements of the founding generation, which consistently animated the nation’s political debates. African Americans’ distinctive understanding of constitutional equality helped transform a war for Union into a war for emancipation and equal rights.

Reception and booksigning to follow.