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Book Discussion on John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation
Harlow Giles Under talked about his book, John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation, about the longest-serving chief justice in U.S. history and his influence on the judicial system.453 views
This program was part of the the National Constitution Center’s first-ever Bill of Rights Day Book Festival.
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original publication as a call-and-response folk hymn which was later appropriated by Union soldiers as the marching song “John Brown’s Body.” Stauffer stated that while this version was more popular during the Civil War, Julie Ward Howe’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” has had a more lasting impact on the American consciousness.161 views