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Conference: The Missouri Compromise at 200

November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy for a one-day conference discussing the Missouri Compromise and its legacy. At a time when the United States was precariously balanced with an even number of slave and free states, Missouri’s proposal for statehood as a slaveholding state threatened to tip the scales. The Missouri Compromise, allowing Maine to join as a free state along with Missouri, provided an uneasy solution to the crisis for a time. Two hundred years later, how should we view the Missouri Compromise?

Thomas Merrill, Associate Professor, Department of Government, American University
James Read, Professor of Political Science, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University
Jim Zink, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University
Forrest Nabors, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Alaska Anchorage
Adam Seagrave, Associate Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University

Breakfast and lunch will be available for registered attendees. Registration will open October 20, 2019.


Direct any questions regarding these events to csld@wisc.edu or call 608-263-1877.


November 21, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


University Club
803 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States


Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy