Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

Next on American History TV, a panel of professors looks at the history behind the 14th Amendment and its grant of birthright… read more

Next on American History TV, a panel of professors looks at the history behind the 14th Amendment and its grant of birthright citizenship. Topics include what constituted citizenship in the pre-Civil War era, the debate in Congress and in the states over the Citizenship Clause, and the political consequences of that clause through U.S. history. 

This discussion was part of a conference on birthright citizenship hosted by the University of Maryland’s Center for the History of the New America. It’s about two hours. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Holly Brewer Chair University of Maryland, College Park->History Department
  • Garrett Epps Professor University of Baltimore->School of Law
  • Mark A. Graber Professor University of Maryland, Baltimore->Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Martha S. Jones Associate Professor University of Michigan->History and Afro American Studies
  • William J. Novak Professor University of Michigan->Law School
  • Peter H. Schuck Professor Yale University->Law School
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Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

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Program ID:
305229-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
College Park, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Jul 21, 2012
Last Aired:
Jul 23, 2012

Airing Details

  • Jul 21, 2012 | 8:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 22, 2012 | 3:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 23, 2012 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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