The American Republic: Fragile Beginnings
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Carol Berkin, Gordon S. Wood (moderator)
Tue, May 23rd, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)


During the tumultuous decade following the ratification of the Constitution, the fragile republic faced domestic rebellions, foreign interference, and danger of collapse. Historian Carol Berkin, in conversation with Gordon S. Wood, reveals how federalists George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams ensured America’s survival and inspired the rise of nationalism in the United States.

Carol Berkin is Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College and the author of A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism. Gordon S. Wood (moderator) is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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