Brown Bag The Abolitionist Origins of Radical Reconstruction: Charles Sumner, Thaddeus Stevens and Black Citizenship 7 December 2016.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut

This talk will examine how Radical Republicans such as Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens helped convert a radical social movement into a program for political change. It will illustrate how state formation and progressive constitutionalism during Radical Reconstruction were inspired by the abolitionist vision of an interracial democracy.