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“LET US HAVE PEACE” :THE UNION AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, 1776-1920

COMMONWEALTH FUND CONFERENCE 2018

150 years on, Ulysses S. Grant’s 1868 election campaign slogan seems as relevant as ever, testifying to the deep divides that characterise the United States under the presidency of Donald Trump. Grant’s post-Civil War dilemma remains: how to reconcile the interests of conflicting regions and peoples and bring harmony to the body politic. Indeed, since its founding, the nation has always grappled with its most powerful and yet elusive concept: Union.

The 2018 Commonwealth Fund Conference will be devoted to exploring the Union in the American experience from the nation’s founding to 1920. From Independence to the Civil War, from Reconstruction to the Progressive Era, this one day conference hosts a broad range of speakers and panellists to reflect on the ways that the concept of the Union has been understood, shaped, and re-shaped over around one hundred and fifty years.

For further details please see our conference website: https://commonwealthfundconference.wordpress.com/

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