David Library Fall Lecture Series


Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM:  “Equal Rights May Have Been Self-Evident, But Have They Been Realized?” a lecture by Richard D. Brown.  Despite our country’s founding statement that “all men are created equal,” the early Republic struggled with social inequality.  Although Americans paid homage to the ideal of equal rights, this ideal came up against entrenched social and political practices. Richard D. Brown, author of the new book Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, will discuss how the ideal was tested in struggles over    race and ethnicity, religious freedom, gender and social class, voting rights and citizenship. He will show how high principals fared in criminal trials and divorce cases when minorities, women, and people from different social classes faced judgement, and he will explore the ways revolutionary political ideas penetrated popular thinking and everyday practice from the American Revolution through the Civil War.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Rd.
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300197112
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - March 14th, 2017



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