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A Covenant With Death?: Slavery´s Role In The United States Constitution

Loyola press release - November 1, 2004

In this talk, Professor Finkelman, one of the nation´s leading experts on slavery and law, will discuss the debates about slavery that took during the framing of the United States Constitution, and assess slavery´s impact on American constitutional law.

Paul Finkelman is the Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa where he teaches constitutional law and legal history. He has published more than a dozen books and seventy articles on the law of American slavery, the First Amendment, and American race relations. He also has appeared in numerous historical documentaries including Ken Burns´s "Thomas Jefferson."

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. For additional information, contact Michael Ross, associate professor of history, at 865-3538, or e-mail maross1@loyno.edu

Sponsorsed by the Biever Lecture Series, Department of History, & Department of Political Science.