Research Seminar with Michael Waldman, "Digging for Democracy: Using Archival Research to Tell America's Story"

Pembroke Hall, Room 202

In his new book The Fight to Vote, Waldman tell the story of the struggle to win a meaningful right to participate in American democracy. It is a story of politics as well as social movements. Because it spans the whole 240 years of American history, it uses widely disparate sets of sources. From the Founding-era documents ... to the archives of the women's suffrage and African American civil rights movement ... to today's court pleadings, the story is accessible to all students. Remarkably, so much of it is now available online -- much more so than just two years ago, when Waldman wrote The Second Amendment: A Biography.

RSVP: [email protected] to receive the pre-circulated reading assignment.

Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, is a leading law scholar and public policy activist.

See also:
Third Rail Series Lecture: Michael Waldman, "The Fight to Vote" 
–Thursday, April 21, 6:00 pm