Harrod Lecture: Exclusion & Inclusion - The Battle to Define America

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Date & Time: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: College
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Fitchburg State University: Aldo and Anna Guglielmi Mazzaferro Center
Presidents' Hall
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Description: "We the People." The Constitution begins with those deceptively simple words, but how do Americans define that "We"? In his talk "Exclusion & Inclusion: The Battle to Define America," Professor Ben Railton will argue that throughout our history those two competing yet interconnected concepts have battled to define our national identity and community. From the earliest moments of European contact with indigenous peoples, through the Revolutionary period's debates on African American slavery, 19th century conflicts over Indian Removal, Mexican landowners, and Chinese immigrants, 20th century controversies around Filipino Americans and Japanese internment, and 21st century fears of Muslim Americans, time and again this defining battle has shaped our society and culture.
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