We will mark this solemn milestone in our national history with the third annual American Heritage Conversation, featuring a guest lecture by Dr. James W. Ceaser
called "Lincoln's Defense of the Declaration of Independence."
Dr. Ceaser is the Henry F. Byrd Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia and the author of many scholarly works, such as Reconstructing America and Nature and History in American Political Development.
Marymount talk addresses Lincoln's defense of equal natural rights - as proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence - against the radical critique of America's founding principles by pro-slavery Southerners.
The American Heritage Conversation takes place at Marymount's Reinsch Library Auditorium on Wednesday, April 15, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A project of our department's American Heritage Initiative, the annual Conversation aims to generate a thoughtful campus conversation about America's founding principles.
We hope to have a lively exchange of views during the Q&A session.
Immediately following Dr. Ceaser's
talk, we will provide refreshments in the Barry Art Gallery
adjacent to the auditorium.