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Leslie Fishbein: Rutgers Institute for High School Teachers

Friday, November 22, 2019, 09:00am - 02:30pm

Law, Society, and Culture in American History

November 22, 2019, 9am-2:30pm

Leslie Fishbein, Associate Professor of American Studies, Rutgers University

Law, Society, and Culture focuses not simply on the evolution of the law but instead on how the law has affected American society, politics, history, and culture. The seminar will examine the Alien and Sedition Acts; the laws governing women's right to work, suffrage, and ability to control their own bodies; Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policies; the laws regarding a national bank and currency regulation; Prohibition; the Scopes Trial, the regulation of vice; immigration restriction; censorship during war and peacetime; conscientious objection to war; and laws regarding sexual and gender identity and the public expression of sexual and gender identity, among other topics.

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