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Vast Early America at the Washington History Seminar

April 19, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4

Join historian Kate Masur for an OI-sponsored session of the National History Center’s Washington History Seminar. Usually convened in person at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, the event will take place online.

On April 19, 2021, a roundtable on Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (W.W. Norton) will take place with author Kate Masur from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.


Kate Masur (Northwestern University) specializes in the United States in the nineteenth century, with a primary focus on how Americans grappled with questions of race and equality after the abolition of slavery in both the North and South. She is author of numerous books and articles that examine the intersections of law, politics, and everyday life in U.S. history.

A joint venture of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar meets each week, January to May and September to December. The Washington History Seminar aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and all places and from a variety of perspectives.