Freedom 101.3, Ep. 10: Loving v. Virginia

One of the clearest examples of “original understanding” of the Fourteenth Amendment is the widespread belief and insistence that “equal protection” would not disturb state laws banning interracial marriage.  Chief Ju...

Freedom 101.3, Ep. 9: Mud Creek Medicine: The Fight for Healthcare in Appalachia

In a forgotten corner of Appalachia, a woman of humble origins and little means led the fight to bring healthcare to her people.  Professor Porwancher tells the inspiring story of Eula Hall.

Gordon S. Wood – What Made the Founders Different

The founding fathers have a special significance in American culture different from most other countries. The ideals, aspirations and leadership that our founding fathers created still hold strong in America. Hear why...

Akhil Reed Amar – Our Jacksonian Constitution

In this talk we hear why our constitution may be more Jacksonian than we have been taught. Amar discusses why our constitution could be considered more democratic, perhaps more supportive towards slavery than intended...

Rosemarie Zagarri – Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped The Founding

In the revolutionary era, politics were not exclusively the province of men. Hear how women made an impact in America’s founding without having an official stake in government and politics. This is the fourth lecture ...