Political Conflict, Religious Struggle in New Nation Focus of Crader Lecture


Dr. Jonathan Den Hartog

“Political Conflict and Religious Struggle in the New Nation: The Federalists and The View from 2018,” will be the topic of the 2018 Department of History and Anthropology Crader Humanities Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. A meet and greet prior to the lecture is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Dempster Room 126.

Dr. Jonathan Den Hartog, professor of history at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, will be this year’s Crader lecturer. Hartog’s 2015 book, “Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation,” focuses on the experiences and challenges faced by Federalist leaders in the decades after the Constitution and the First Amendment established a legal framework for the role of religion in American society.

The Crader Family Endowment for American Values, within the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, is dedicated to education, research and public engagement in the historical traditions of the United States of America and Western civilization.

The endowment’s objectives are to increase knowledge and appreciation of the political, religious and economic heritage of this nation and the West, and the values of individual liberty, constitutional principles and civic virtue that are at the foundation of this society. The endowment is named in honor of the Crader family: Saundra and the late Don Crader of Marble Hill, Missouri, and Stan and Debbie Crader of Jackson, Missouri.

For more information on the lecture, call (573) 651-2180 or email history@semo.edu.