Course Abstract

History 404, “US Constitution” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during fall semester 2010 on Wednesday afternoons at 130pm in Denny 112.  Course texts include Richard Beeman’s  Plain, Honest Men (2010), Akhil Reed Amar’s Bill of Rights (2000), Daniel Farber’s Lincoln’s Constitution (2004), and Michael Klarman’s From Jim Crow to Civil Rights (2006).  Students in the course will produce Supreme Court case summaries, analytical word clouds, op-eds, and a major research paper that profiles a constitutional framer.