Why the Constitution? The Problem of Taxes and Slavery

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, This is a webinar event.

 Robin Einhorn, Professor, Department of History

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

UCBHSSP is pleased to co-sponsor with the National Humanities Center, this virtual scholar talk with the Professor Robin Einhorn of the UC Berkeley Department of History.

This webinar will examine the relevant clauses of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, along with extracts from and letters about the key debates in the Continental Congress, Philadelphia convention, and some of the state-level ratification conventions (especially Virginia's). American politics in the Revolutionary Era was not anti-tax. It was hamstrung by a peculiar distribution of wealth — one that was based on what nearly everyone involved understood to be a fundamentally immoral institution.

 This is a virtual event.

 CA, rreinhard@berkeley.edu, 510-643-0897