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Heather Cox Richardson | To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party - 1st Wed VHC Lecture

h c richardsonBoston College professor Heather Cox Richardson considers how, through its 150+ year history, the GOP has alternately focused on property rights and on equal opportunity, and what that might mean for its future.

Vermont Humanities Council 1st Wednesday Lecture Series hosted by the Norwich Public Library and the Norwich Historical Society.

Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary.


Event date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Congregational Church
Norwich, VT
To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465024315
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Published: Basic Books - September 23rd, 2014

When Abraham Lincoln helped create the Republican Party on the eve of the Civil War, his goal was to promote economic opportunity for all Americans, not just the slaveholding Southern planters who steered national politics. Yet, despite the egalitarian dream at the heart of its founding, the Republican Party quickly became mired in a fundamental identity crisis.