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Film, Video The Articles of Confederation

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  • The Articles of Confederation


  • Nathan Dorn discusses the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, the first Constitution of the United States. A 1777 printing of these articles is part of the Law Library of Congress' rare book collection.

Event Date

  • November 15, 2019


  • -  Nathan Dorn is rare book curator in the Law Library of Congress. He has a bachelor's degree in religion and the humanities from the University of Chicago, a masters in Jewish studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a masters in library science from the Catholic University of America and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Running Time

  • 11 minutes 5 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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