P&P Live! : Christopher James Bonner - Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 5:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

An assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Bonner focuses on African American history and the nineteenth-century United States. His illuminating study of citizenship starts from the Constitution’s vague definition of the term and charts the myriad ways Blacks in the ante-bellum free states used that ambiguity to claim certain specific rights and protections. Combining stories and analysis, Bonner traces the connections between these grassroots movements and Reconstruction-era constitutional developments, showing how Black people grappled with the limits of formal legal change and, through these efforts, helped shape the development of citizen status.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship (America in the Nineteenth Century) Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780812252064
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - March 20th, 2020