The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story, with Kermit Roosevelt III
In his groundbreaking book, The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story, Professor Kermit Roosevelt III, University of Pennsylvania School of Law professor, argues that our idea of the Founders’ America and its values is not true. He believes we are not the heirs of the Founders, but we can be the heirs of Reconstruction and its vision for equality. He offers a powerful and inspirational rethinking of our country’s history and uncovers a shared past that we can be proud to claim and use as a foundation to work toward a country that fully embodies equality for all. This alternate understanding of American identity opens the door to a new understanding of ourselves and our story, and ultimately to a better America.
Join CHS as Roosevelt rethinks how American history is viewed, and how the ideas underpinning the country have shifted in the past two centuries—and along with it, what it means to be American.
Copies of Roosevelt’s book will available at the event, courtesy of River Bend Bookshop.