Originalism and History: An Interdisciplinary Discussion

A JMC-Supported Conference at the Pritzker School of Law

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Constitution Day Online Library

Explore the History, Law, and Theory of our 2018 Constitution Day Theme, the First Amendment

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Judaism, Political Thought, and Jewish-Americans

As Rosh Hashanah begins, learn about Judaism's contributions to political thought and the founding

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American Political Thought

Quarterly Journal Published by the University of Chicago Press

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A JMC Conversation on Immigration

Explore these books, articles, and commentary by JMC fellows on immigration

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Understanding the Civil War

James Stoner, Thomas Merrill, and Alan Levine's book on the political thought of the Civil War comes out in August 2018.

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American National Character and Civic Friendship Project

The Ryan Foundation collaborates with JMC fellows and other writers in an effort to restore American civic character.

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HLM Founding Civics

New Chicago High School Teacher Education Program

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The Declaration of Independence Video Series

Liberty, Equality, and a House Divided

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Video: A Declaration of Life and Liberty Symposium

Liberty, Equality, and a House Divided

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“Thank you so much for all your support! It is so important that rigorous, fair-minded courses about America’s past hold their place in Brown’s history curriculum. You at the JMC are enabling us to make that happen. History will thank you.”

“It would be hard to exaggerate the leavening effect that our postdocs have on our program. Their impact on undergraduates in class has been profound. I can’t tell you how many of our students have told me how delighted they were to have the opportunity to take a course that is both intellectually rigorous and focused on questions of American Values.”

“It is my strongest belief that every high school and college student deserves the opportunity to study American history. Jack Miller Center is an organization that is making this possible.”

“You are making a real impact on the prospects of tenure-track positions for young scholars dedicated to serious teaching and scholarship on America’s founding principles, history, and the Western tradition. Indeed, I think it is no exaggeration to say that you are re-shaping the field.”

“The summer institute I attended in Chicago in 2010 was the most stimulating, serious, solid but also enjoyable gathering of scholars in which I have participated. It’s remarkable that there is an organization that devotes so much attention, money, space, etc. to encouraging thoughtfulness, discussion, seriousness, prudence, decency, the broadening of our minds.”

“The kindness, generosity, and esprit de corp demonstrated by all of those associated with the Miller project has provided a wonderfully supportive community, not only intellectually, but also personally. It’s a wonderful thing the JMC and its supporters have built and are building, and I very much look forward to being involved with the JMC and its aspirations for years to come.”

“The JMC community of professors has been invaluable to a young scholar such as me. I met many senior scholars whose wisdom and guidance have helped me in producing my own scholarship and navigating the academic landscape. I recently completed an edited volume to be published by Oxford University Press on presidential prerogative which includes several young JMC scholars. I could not have formed the relationships which made that volume possible without the JMC community.”

“It is wonderful to see how things are really taking off across the country as a result of the Jack Miller Center’s efforts. It’s interesting to see how the conversation has changed…we are less focused on what is wrong at our schools and more focused on what we can do.”

“I am grateful for the Jack Miller Center’s generosity in supporting curriculum development ….. We are pleased to partner with you and your colleagues in advancing the study of our nation’s history and founding principles.”

Professor John Tomasi,Brown University