Michael Federici, Michael Lind, and Margaret Washington
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
The controversy over faces on the fronts of the $10 and $20 bills provides an interesting backdrop for thinking about the 2016 presidential election and broader issues in American society. A panel of three visiting speakers will address elements of the election from Jacksonian, Hamiltonian and Tubmanian perspectives.
The speakers will address elements of the current election that reflect at least one of the following: (1) an Andrew Jacksonian dimension (populism and democracy, distrust of central government, distrust of banks or high finance, strong federal executive in practice, ethnocentrism, nativism, indigenous rights); (2) an Alexander Hamiltonian dimension (e.g., faith in banks and high finance,energetic federal executive, strong central government, cooperation between government and industry, meritocracy and distrust of popular democracy, anti-racism, anti-slavery, pro- immigration); (3) a Harriet Tubmanian dimension (e.g., gender, race, freedom, equality, basic human rights).
Audio from the event was featured on MPR News Presents.
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