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November 30, 2020

RECAP: “A Union, Not a Nation-State: The Constitution as a Federal Treaty,” Colloquium w/ King’s College London’s Max Edling

Providing a sneak peek of his forthcoming Oxford University Press monograph, Perfecting the Union: National and State Authority in the U.S. Constitution, King’s College London Reader in Early American History Max Edling began his October 9 talk at the Kinder Institute, delivered via Zoom from Sweden, by describing how his ambition for the book is […]

November 30, 2020

RECAP: “Anglican Evangelism and the Maintenance of Slavery in the 18th-Century Atlantic World,” Colloquium w/ MU’s Daive Dunkley

Drawn from a larger project examining the Anglican Church’s involvement in British slave trafficking in the Americas, MU Associate Professor of Black Studies Daive Dunkley’s November 20th talk for the Fall 2020 Kinder Institute Zoom Colloquium Series focused on a number of evangelical actors who history often—and problematically—miscasts as having some abolitionist leanings. Specifically, Prof. […]

November 2, 2020

RECAP: “Moderation in America,” Zoom Colloquium with Indiana University Prof. Aurelian Craiutu

The specter of Barry Goldwater hangs over the recent history of moderation. “Extremism in defense of liberty,” he proclaimed in his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the 1964 Republican National Convention, “is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” As Indiana University Professor of Political Science Aurelian Craiutu noted in introducing his […]