Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $160
Regular Price (after May 19): $176
This seminar will consider the origins and adoption of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as “The Bill of Rights.” Participants will discuss what citizens at the time understood by the “free exercise” of religion, the “right to bear arms,” and other provisions. Participants will also discuss how much “original” meanings should influence our understanding of constitutional rights today. Four sessions.
Joseph Harrington holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut. He has led numerous Newberry seminars.
The Origins of the Bill of Rights, by Leonard Levy; ISBN-13: 978-0300089011, ISBN-10: 0300089015
Please read chapters 1-3 of The Origins of the Bill of Rights for the first class.