Buies Creek, N.C.—Dr. Troy Kickler, director of the North Carolina History Project and editor of North Carolinahistory.org, will discuss the vital role North Carolina played in shaping two of the nation’s most important documents—the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Kickler will deliver the final lecture of the Politics, Law and Economics series sponsored by Campbell’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Admission is free and open to the public.
“Many modern-day Americans believe that solutions to political, economic and social problems originate in Washington, D.C.,” said Kickler. “And they apply this interpretation to the past, believing all ideas stemmed from national leaders and state leaders, but that isn’t necessarily the case with these two important American documents.”
In his presentation, Kicker will focus on the true origins of the authoritative acts for each document revealing a grass roots approach to the creation of the documents from the colonies and from the states.
Dr. Troy Kickler has been Director of the North Carolina History Project since August 2005. He holds a Master of Science degree in Social Studies Education from North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Tennessee. His fields of interests are 19th century U.S., Civil War and Reconstruction, African American and religious history. A recipient of numerous research awards and study grants, Kickler has taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels at the University of Tennessee and Central Carolina Community College and currently at North Carolina State University. He is a recipient of an Earhart Foundation research grant and is co-editor of Nathaniel Macon: Collected Letters and Speeches. Troy Kickler has been Director of the North Carolina History Project since August 2005.
A recipient of numerous research awards and study grants, Kickler has taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels, including formerly at the University of Tennessee and Central Carolina Community College and currently at North Carolina State University.
A recipient of an Earhart Foundation research grant, Kickler is currently co-editor of Nathaniel Macon: Collected Letters and Speeches. He has served as editorial assistant for the Journal of East Tennessee History and has written articles and reviews for such publications as American Diplomacy, Carolina Journal, Chronicles, H-Civil War, Journal of Mississippi History, Tennessee Baptist History, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and The Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians. He has also contributed to the upcoming Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877; Encyclopedia of American Environmental History; and The Old West: Yesterday and Today. The Politics, Law and Economics Lecture Series is presented by The Lundy Chair of Business Philosophy.