HLS 3173 / History 2473 The Constitution in American History




This seminar, jointly taught by Professors Jill Lepore and Kenneth Mack, will examine the political and legal history of the U.S. Constitution with an eye toward considering how ordinary people have fought to participate in the acts of constitutional amendment and interpretation. Readings will focus on constitutional conventions, alternative constitutions, constitutional amendments, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and the constitutional objectives of political movements across history and across the political spectrum.