Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar

    October 1, 2019

    Join us for the Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar.

    Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
    12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.- Brennan Hall, Rose Room
    Transcendentalism, Politics and the Civil War

    Leonard Gougeon, Ph.D., Professor of English, The University of Scranton

    Although often ridiculed by conservative contemporaries as "moonshine," during the Civil War New England Transcendentalism was a major force in shaping the increasingly liberal policies of the Lincoln administration regarding slavery, emancipation and racial equality, culminating in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation. This lecture will examine how this seemingly abstract philosophy was able to change American democracy forever.

    Please RSVP to:
    Alicen Morrison,, 570.941.6206
    FREE to University of Scranton Staff, Students, Faculty and Schemel Forum Members
    $25 per person

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