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Constitution Day Discussion Series: ‘The Reconstruction Amendments’

Time: 12:00pm CDT September 17

Location: Kenosha Civil War Museum

Co-sponsored by the Kenosha Civil War Museum and the Jack Miller Center, the Constitution Day Discussion Series engages community members in discussions about the relationships between the Constitution, slavery, and the Civil War. Participants will receive articles and primary sources to facilitate conversations on topics led by Carthage faculty.

Join us for the first series session: “The Reconstruction Amendments” led by Professor Eric Pullin at noon Friday, Sept. 17, at the Kenosha Civil War Museum (5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140). 

Participants in this conversation session will discuss the political struggles that led to the passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments. Between 1865 and 1870, many Americans hoped these amendments would transform the United States from a nation “half-slave and half free” to a nation that experienced a “new birth of freedom.” Discussion will explore the tragedies, successes, and hope of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Prof. Pullin received his undergraduate degree from Rockford College and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches courses in American History, including Nineteenth-Century America and the Civil War.

Learn about the other series sessions


History Department, Political Science Department, Kenosha Civil War Museum, Jack Miller Center


Eric Pullin, 

By: Eric Pullin

  • Constitution Day Seminar Series

Location: Kenosha Civil War Museum