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Constitution Day: "How Free Women and Children Counted in the Constitution"

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Prout Chapel
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

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Professor Andrew Schocket will present a talk for the 2019 Constitution Day.

Contemporaries and historians have contested the meanings and consequences of the Constitution's stipulation that three of every five enslaved people be counted in the decennial national census.

Remarkably, no one seems to have noticed the significant, lasting, practical ramifications of including white women and children, in addition to white men, when calculating each state's number of House members. 

The talk is based upon published research completed by Schocket and BGSU undergraduate students Kinzey McLaren-Czerr and Colin Spicer.

Event Type

Workshops and Classes

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Topic

Academic, Diversity & Belonging, Research

Tags

research, history, Census

Group
College of Arts and Sciences
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