Deep Background with Noah Feldman Deep Background Presents: The Broken Constitution Ep. 1

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The Broken Constitution is a miniseries by Unknown History from Quick and Dirty Tips and Pushkin Industries. Over three bonus episodes, Noah Feldman talks about how Abraham Lincoln needed to break the Constitution in order to remake it.

In this first episode, Noah explains why the US Constitution was built on a compromise that Lincoln devoted himself to preserving. Noah’s book, The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America, is out November 2 wherever books are sold.

The Host

Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of its Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law. He specializes in constitutional studies and…