Vital Remnants
Vital Remnants
Feb 1, 2021
9. Reflection and Choice | On Federalism & the Nature of the Union (Part II)
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In this bonus episode of Vital Remnants, Dr. Gary L. Gregg II is joined by Dr. Aaron N. Coleman, Chair of the History and Political Science Department at the University of the Cumberlands. Dr. Coleman walks listeners through the Anti-Federalists’ concerns about federalism and the structure of the proposed government in the U.S. Constitution. He also gives a more complete picture of the Anti-Federalists and their arguments in relation to the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights than is generally taught.    

Corresponding Reading  

Section 7, pp.243-324 of Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman, Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America

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Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director 

Guest: Dr. Aaron N. Coleman, University of the Cumberlands

Producer and Editor: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator  

Co-Editor: Will Randolph, McConnell Scholar  


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