• Constitution Day lecture recognizes Ida B. Wells, tradition and importance of printed speech

    Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
    by Sarah Malone

    Assistant Professor of Politics Desmond Jagmohan, delivering the 2018 Princeton University Constitution Day lecture, located the journalism of Ida B. Wells in a tradition of combative printed speech that, he suggested, was thoroughly rooted in the United States by the time of the Constitutional Convention, and was essential to the political and cultural conditions in which the Constitution was written and ratified.

  • Celebrating faculty books

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Before dispersing for the summer, friends of the Program in American Studies gathered to celebrate books published by teaching faculty and executive committee members during the 2017-18 academic year. The books engage with texts and narratives from the 1600s to the present that, though in many cases long absent from public discussion, have left their imprints in American law, language, landscape, iconography and ideas.


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