Being Human in U.S. History
John Wertheimer and HIS 348
What does it mean to be human? In the fall of 2020, John Wertheimer and his U.S. Intellectual History students from HIS 348 will seek answers to this fundamental question by collaboratively investigating some of the ways in which different people, during different eras, have thought, written, and argued about the meaning of human existence.
About the Speaker
Dr. John Wertheimer, the William R. Kenan Professor of History, has taught at Davidson College since 1993. His specialties include modern U.S. history and legal history in the United States and Latin America. He is a great believer in undergraduate research and publication. His book Law and Society in the South: A History of North Carolina Court Cases lists seventy-two Davidson student contributors. A forthcoming follow-up volume on South Carolina’s legal history likewise lists scores of Davidson student co-authors.