“The Missouri Crisis at 200” Conference: Call-for-Papers

On February 15-16, 2019, as near as possible to the 200th anniversary of the Tallmadge Amendment that tried to ban slavery in Missouri, the University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, a partner in the Missouri Bicentennial Alliance, will convene the first-ever national conference reassessing the Missouri Crisis. The best papers presented at the conference will be selected for development into chapters of a multi-authored book to be published in conjunction with the bicentennial commemorations in 2021. While the Missouri Crisis shows up in nearly every American history textbook, it has rarely received its due as the multi-faceted, watershed event it was, or been fully analyzed in light of modern historical scholarship. Missouri’s bicentennial seems the right occasion to fill this gap.

Details about submitting a paper proposal can be found in the link below, and any questions can be directed to Kinder Institute Communications Associate Thomas Kane, KaneTC@missouri.edu, or Kinder Institute Associate Director and Conference convener, Professor Jeff Pasley, PasleyJ@missouri.edu

The deadline to submit a proposal is August 15, 2018, and all proposals can be sent to Thomas Kane at the email address above.