National Constitution Center Podcast And Upcoming Book Event

Last week, on April 9 – the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia – I did a podcast discussion, with my friend Michael Kent Curtis, a law professor at Wake Forest University, on constitutional issues surrounding the Civil War and civil liberties under President Abraham Lincoln. The podcast was moderated by National Constitution Center president Jeff Rosen.

My part of the discussion drew upon some of the same material also contained in Chapter 7 of The Constitution: An Introduction. (That chapter is entitled “Lincoln, the Civil War, and Reconstruction”.)

Here are two ways to link to the podcast (which, as of this writing, barely a week later, has some 150,000 downloads): on the National Constitution Center’s website or on the Center’s blog (which mentions the forthcoming book).

Luke and I will be appearing at the National Constitution Center, in Philadelphia, for a live interview and book discussion, on June 11, 2015. The event is being billed as “Constitution 101: Everything You Need To Know in 2015.” Here’s a link to their promotional materials. We'll see if we can live up to this advertising! (The title does, however, capture pretty well the sense of what we’ve tried to achieve in the book.)


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