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Feb. 18 | Disunion: How America Has Stayed Together…Most of the Time

This entry was posted on Friday, January 31st, 2020

E pluribus unum and the national unity it promised has been haunted throughout American history by its twin, E pluribus pluria.

Dr. Michael Lee, Associate Professor of Communications and Director of Graduate Studies at the College of Charleston, kicks off the 2020 Faculty Lecture Series with “Disunion: How America Has Stayed Together…Most of the Time.”

When: Feb. 18 | 3:30 p.m.

Where: Addlestone Library Rm. 227

Tickets: Free and open to the public; Registration is required.

Built from his upcoming Honors College colloquium of the same name, Disunion details the long history of American secession movements since 1776.

What makes a nation a nation? Why do nations disintegrate? What are the limits of national and local power?

From the inauguration of the American project, to the Civil War, and beyond, Dr. Lee explores primary texts from anti-Federalists, Southern Fire-Eaters, abolitionists and others, as well as quintessential works by Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Food and refreshments will be available.

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