Freedom 101.3; Ep. 6: Southern Politics and the Constitution-The Taming of the Shrewd

The reframing of the Constitution after the Civil War requires not only disentangling old compromises that enhanced southern power, but also a concerted, century-long effort to implement the spirit of the reframing ov...

Freedom 101.3, Ep. 5: American Law: A Biographical Approach

John Henry Wigmore was among the most significant legal thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet before he rose to prominence, he spent his childhood in San Francisco, attended law school at Harvard, and found his first...

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 ...