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The 14th Amendment


Passed by Congress 150 years ago (thanks in large part to Maine’s own William Pitt Fessenden), learn about its history and why it is cited in more litigation than any other amendment.

Guests: Kenneth W. Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History, Harvard University

Patrick Rael, Professor of History, Bowdoin College.

Click here to learn about the Maine Humanities Council Free Public Forum on the 14th Amendment.

Click here for a link to Professor Mack's book "Representing the Race: The Creation of  the Civil Rights Lawyer."

Click here for a link to Professor Rael's most recent book 'Eighty-eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States 1777-1865.'

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