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Abraham Lincoln and the Daughters of Dred Scott

November 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Diana Schaub’s lecture is free and open to all.  No advance registration is required.  Light refreshments will be available.  Part of the lecture will discuss Lincoln’s 1857 on the Dred Scott case.  Knowledge of the case or of the speech is not required, but if you would like to read the speech, which is a great one, you can find it here.

Diana Schaub is a professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the Hoover Institution’s Jill and Boyd Smith Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society.  In 2001, she was the recipient of the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters.  From 2004 to 2009 she was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics.  She is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995), along with a number of book chapters and articles in political philosophy and American political thought. She is also a co-editor (with Amy and Leon Kass) of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song (2011).  Professor Schaub was the postdoctoral fellow of the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University in 1994-95.  She earned an A.B. from Kenyon College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.