What Was Democracy in America?

Monday, September 22, 2008  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

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The Heyman Center has planned a series of events on 'What Was Democracy?' with a view to studying the evolution of democratic ideas and culture. Josiah Ober gave a fine talk on Athenian democracy last year. This year, Joyce Appleby, Professor Emerita of History at UCLA and the grand figure of American history, and Columbia’s own Eric Foner, one of the foremost contemporary historians of this country, will speak on the evolution of democracy in America.


  • Joyce Appleby

    Professor Emerita

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Eric Foner

    DeWitt Clinton Professor of History

    Columbia University


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