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American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era | BRI Scholar Talks | Constitution Day 2023

Why is it important to have conversations about contested ideals as Americans? In this special Constitution Day Live episode of Scholar Talks, Tony is joined by Andrew Lang, professor of history at Mississippi State University, to talk about his newest book, ' A Contest of Civilizations: Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era.’ Together, they talk through different northern and southern understandings of American ideals, how emancipation and the Union enlistment impact affected the understanding of American exceptionalism, and more.

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