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Final Plenary on American Exceptionalism

For those who missed the conference or who missed the final plenary, I offer a couple of photos. Above and to the left, Ben Alpers introduces Mike O’Connor who chaired the plenary. Above and to the right, the panel: (L-R) Eric Foner, Beth Bailey, Michael Kazin, and Rogers Smith.The idea for the plenary sprang from a post of Ben’s and took shape under Mike’s direction. The turn out was solid for a Friday evening in NYC. A lively question and answer session followed an interesting exchange among the panelists.Of the many themes addressed over a couple of hours, Read more