Program in American Studies

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American studies offers the promise of a sustained education in what it is to live in this 21st-century American world. Knowledge about this world, this country, about how diverse and varied peoples make their lives in it and call it America, depends on open conversations that are alternately serious, playful, fun, and painful.

– Hendrik A. Hartog, Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, Emeritus

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George F. Will asks ‘Is Constitution Day Unconstitutional?’
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2019-20 lecture series celebrates new Asian American writing
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