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The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refoundin

The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
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Format: In-Person

Program Fee:
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Join us for a panel in connection with Noah Feldman's book The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America. The Broken Constitution presents a provocative account of how Abraham Lincoln broke the Constitution in order to remake it. It offers a riveting narrative of his constitutional choices and how he made them. This program will consider the question, "Did President Lincoln ignore the law and breach the Constitution to save the Union?"

Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and Chairman, The Society of Fellows, Harvard University
Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Cynthia L. Nicoletti, Professor, Department of History and Professor of Law, University of Virginia
John Fabian Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Sponsoring Committee:
Legal History, Alan Borst, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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