Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Syllabi

Semester Seminars

Who Would Have Thought. . .The Unlikely Legal History of the 14th Amendment, 1866–1890
Instructor: Jonathan Lurie
October 5, 12, 19, and 26, November 2 and 9, 2006
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Why Judicial Biography Counts
Instructor: Melvin I. Urofsky
February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 11 and 18, 2007
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The Presidency and the Supreme Court in the Age of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Instructor: William E. Leuchtenburg
October l, 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 2007
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The People and the Judges: Constitutional Politics and Judicial Review in American History

Instructor: Michael Les Benedict
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7, 2008
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The Rights Revolution in the Twentieth Century
Instructor: Mark Tushnet
October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, and November 10, 2008
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The Constitutional Law of Presidential-Congressional Relations
Instructor: Richard Pious
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6, 2009
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Lincoln's Constitution
Instructors: Akhil Amar and James Oakes
September 17, 24, and October 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2009
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The Constitution and the Economy
Instructors: James Surowiecki and John Fabian Witt
January 19, 26, February 2, 16, 23, and March 2, 2010
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Politics and History of Judicial Review
Instructor: Professor Keith E. Whittington
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 2010.
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Terrorism: Constitutional, Historical and Social Science Perspectives
Instructors: Professors Philip C. Bobbitt and Richard M. Pious
September 1, 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5, 2010
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The Hughes Court
Instructor: Professor Mark Tushnet
September 22, 29, October 6, 20, 29, and November 3, 2010
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The Constitution: A Cosmopolitan Examination
Instructor: Thomas Bender and David Golove
October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 2011
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Rights in Conflict: Reproductive Freedom
Instructors: Professors Linda Greenhouse & Reva Siegel
January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2011
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The Revolutionary Origins of American Constitutionalism
Instructors: Professors R.B. Bernstein & Pauline Maier
February 17 - March 24, 2012
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Equal Justice Under Law: The Enduring Legacy of the Warren Court, 1953-1969
Instructor: Stephen Wermiel
February 9 and 23, March 1, 8, 22, and 29. Apply by January 15, 2012
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Union, Race and Nation: Creating the Federal Republic, 1776-1801
September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 25; November 1, 2012
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THE LOCHNER ERA 1880–1940
January 10, 17, 24, and 31, February 7, and 14, 2013
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The Supreme Court in the Era of Holmes and Brandeis
Spring 2013
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Constituting Federalism
February 2014
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Summer Workshops

New Approaches to Teaching the Constitution

Instructor: Sandra F. VanBurkleo
July 8–14, 2007
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The Constitutional Convention
Instructor: Sally Hadden
July 6–11, 2008
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The Constitutional Legacy of the American Revolution

Instructor: Christian Fritz
August 3–7, 2009
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Processes of Legal and Constitutional Change

Instructors: Professors Steven Teles and David Fontana
July 11–16, 2010
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Assessing the US Constitution: Twenty-First-Century Responses to Eighteenth-Century Assumptions
Instructor: Professor Sanford Levinson
July 2012
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Institute for Constitutional History Summer Seminar on Embedded Histories in Constitutional Argument, Stanford Law School
Instructor: Robert W. Gordon
July 14-18, 2014
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