Saturday, September 19, 2015

Weekend Roundup - UPDATED

  • On Wednesday, the New York Times published an op-ed by Sean Wilentz (Princeton) on the status of slavery in the U.S. Constitution. In his own words, Wilentz takes aim at "the myth that the United States was founded on racial slavery." Over at The Junto, guest Kevin Gannon (Grand View University) explains why he found Wilentz's piece "baffling, infuriating, and sad."
  • UPDATE: One more response to Wilentz, this one from David Waldstreicher (City University of New York) in the Atlantic. (H/t: Michael Meranze)
  • Also via The Junto: the William and Mary Quarterly and the Journal of the Early Republic invite proposals for a special joint issue, “Writing To and From the Revolution.”
  • Registration is now open for the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, January 7-10, 2016, in Atlanta.
  • "John Witte, Jr., Named Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North": The Emory press release is here.
  • The 2015 National Heritage Lecture, an event sponsored on a rotating basis by the White House Historical Association, the US Capitol Historical Society, and the Supreme Court Historical Society, will be Coolidge For President: The President Who Said No, delivered by Amity Shlaes at 6:00 on October 15 at the White House Historical Association, 1610 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
  • From In Custodia Legis: A celebration of all the useful historical tidbits in the Congressional Research Service's annotated Constitution (The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation).
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.