How We Got Founding History So Wrong: From the Taney Court to the Trump Court with Bill Novak

Sep. 2, 2022
12:10PM - 1:00PM
SLB Room 121
Open to the Public

In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court elevated American history to new heights of constitutional significance, as “this Nation’s history and tradition” became an evermore important determiner of constitutional rights and powers. Professor Bill Novak has just completed a revisionist history of the so-called Lochner era, deconstructing myths of laissez-faire and American anti-statism. He’s now turning his attention back to the American founding period in the late 18th century — where so many flagrant misconstruals of the American past first began. Come hear about his early surprising research findings from a historical period we thought we knew so well.

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