Talks
The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Noah Feldman
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 6:30 pm ET | $44 (Members $32; Chairman’s Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

Before the Civil War, the Constitution was best understood as a compromise pact between states that allowed the Union to form and function. As president, Abraham Lincoln deliberately and recurrently challenged well-understood constitutional norms in an effort to preserve the Union. Legal scholar Noah Feldman explores how Lincoln’s break from precedent recast the Constitution as a sacred embodiment of the nation’s highest ideals.

Noah Feldman is Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author of The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America.

LOCATION

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

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