Ariel Ron (Southern Methodist University), “Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic” (Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions)

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 5:00pm
In-person for Yale ID holders (Luce Hall 203) and online via Zoom See map
Event description: 
Looking at farmers as serious independent agents in the making, unmaking, and remaking of the American republic, Grassroots Leviathan offers an original take on the causes of the Civil War, the rise of federal power, and American economic ascent during the nineteenth century.
Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award by the Agricultural History Society, Winner of the Wiley-Silver Book Prize by the Center for Civil War Research.
Ariel Ron is Glenn M. Linden Assistant Professor of the U.S. Civil War Era at Southern Methodist University.
Sponsored by the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions.
Hybrid event: Due to campus COVID-19 restrictions only Yale ID holders will be permitted to attend in person. For those unable to join in person, the event will also be broadcast live online. Click here to register.
Free but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public