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TAMPA USF: The Constitution, Slavery, & the District of Columbia

Date:
Tuesday, March 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

C.W. Bill Young Hall (ROTC Building) Room CWY206
12303 USF Maple Drive,
Tampa, FL US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay Meetup

Description:

• What we’ll do
The Spirit of Those Times: The Constitution, Slavery, and the District of Columbia
with Simon Gilhooley
Presented by the Humanities Institute at USF: http://bit.ly/USF-Humanities
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 in CWY 206, 6:00 pm
– Reception to follow.

Simon Gilhooley, assistant professor of political
studies and American studies at Bard College, will talk
about how the rise of abolitionism in the 1830s saw
renewed attention to the topic of slavery in Washington,
D.C. For abolitionists, slavery in the nation’s capital
represented a failure to live up to the standard professed in
the Declaration of Independence’s claim that “all men are
created equal.”

For the advocates of slavery, attempts to abolish
slavery in the District of Columbia were seen as the first
steps to abolition throughout the nation and were thus to
be resisted. This talk traces how the process of these
debates about the U.S. Constitution and its meaning
developed in important ways – both for the future of
slavery in the United States and for American
understandings of constitutionalism more generally.

Gilhooley is a recipient of a prestigious ACLS
Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year, and the USF
Humanities Institute has been proud to serve as his host
institution.
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