“Stephen A. Douglas and American Exceptionalism” with Dr. Adam I.P. Smith

Attend a lecture by Dr. Adam I.P. Smith, University College London, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fri., April 12 at Saint Xavier University (SXU).

The lecture, titled “Stephen A. Douglas and American Exceptionalism,” will be in the Bishop Quarter Room of the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library, located in the Warde Academic Center at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets are needed.

Stephen A. Douglas, Abraham Lincoln’s great Illinois rival, is often seen as one of history’s great losers by being on the wrong side in the great debate over slavery before the Civil War. This lecture will argue that, 200 years after his birth, Douglas should also be remembered as a classic 19th-century nationalist who, like Lincoln, helped create the idea of the United States as an exceptional place.

The event is sponsored by the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library and the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please contact Associate Librarian Dave Kohut at (773) 298-3355 or kohut@sxu.edu.