Civil War Era Influence on Constitution is Focus of DCC Lecture

September 4, 2012 – Eric Foner, author and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will discuss “How the Civil War Era Changed the Constitution” at Dutchess Community College on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will mark Constitution Day.

Foner’s most recent publication is the award-winning “A Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and Slavery.” Foner has appeared on television and radio programs including “Charlie Rose,” “Book Notes,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “All Things Considered,” as well as documentaries on PBS and The History Channel.

Constitution Day celebrates the September 17, 1787 ratification of the Constitution.

The lecture is sponsored by the DCC Department of History, Government and Economics. For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Rieser at (845) 431-8513.