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Boston College professor, author Dr. Heather Richardson to speak at APSU Constitution Day on Sept. 15

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Dr. Heather Richardson, author of “To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party,” will serve as guest speaker for Austin Peay State University’s Constitution Day celebration on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Richardson’s speech, titled “Whose Government Is It? The Reconstruction Amendments and the Shaping of America,” is free and open to the public.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Dr. Heather Richardson, author of “To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party,” will serve as guest speaker for Austin Peay State University’s Constitution Day celebration on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Richardson’s speech, titled “Whose Government Is It? The Reconstruction Amendments and the Shaping of America,” is free and open to the public.

A professor of history at Boston College, Richardson teaches courses on the American Civil War, Reconstruction, the West and Plains Indians. In addition to “To Make Men Free,” she has published other books on American history, including “Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre,” “West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War” and “The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901.”

Austin Peay Constitution Day events are co-sponsored by APSU Student Life and Engagement, the APSU Department of History and Philosophy and the APSU Department of Political Science. The APSU Student Government Association will be providing light snacks and beverages.

For more information on this and other University events, visit the APSU Office of Student Life and Engagement at www.apsu.edu/student-life.