Fri Nov 3 – Sat Nov 4, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm

Disunion in civil war America - parallels for today?

Sponsored by: Gilder Lehman Center

The anxiety occurring in the wake of the November 2016 U.S. presidential election has prompted a search for historical parallels to help us understand our contemporary moment of political upheaval, white supremacy, crises over immigrants and refugees, and possible realignments of political parties. This conference examines the American party system, political coalitions, realignment, and violent conflict during the 1840s and 1850s as an earlier example of deep currents of fear and disorder within U.S. political culture and history. Panelists will include historians, political scientists, journalists, and legal scholars, as we seek to link past and present in order to address big questions about history for a broad public.

Admission: Free
Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Ave,
New Haven
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