The Civil War and the Constitution(s)

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On Thursday, September 18, John McCardell, vice chancellor of the University of the South and president emeritus of Middlebury College, delivered the 2014 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History. The title of Dr. McCardell’s talk was “The Civil War and the Constitution(s).”

The lecture began at 4:00 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The event was free and open to the public.

Dr. McCardell is a historian and respected national leader in liberal arts education. He is a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University and the author of “The Idea of a Southern Nation,” as well as many essays, chapters, articles, and book reviews. His specialty is U.S. history in the 19th century with special emphasis on the Old South and on American historiography.