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Investigate the immense changes in governmental power, city growth, mass immigration, and more during the era of Theodore Roosevelt, from the final years of the nineteenth century through the opening decades of the twentieth.


Bruce J. Schulman, William E. Huntington Professor of History, Boston University


The final years of the nineteenth century and opening decades of the twentieth, gave birth to the modern United States. Americans created new instruments of governmental power, undertook a constitutional revolution, and fashioned a new role for the United States in the world. At the same time, city growth and mass immigration changed the face—and the faces—of the nation. President Theodore Roosevelt concluded that “never before have men tried so vast and formidable an experiment as that of administering the affairs of a continent under the forms of a Democratic republic.”

Travel & Accommodations

This seminar will be located at Boston University. The closest airport to Boston University is Logan Airport. A taxi from Logan Airport to Boston University will be approximately $35 (includes a 15% tip). The MBTA Green Line “B” train, passes right through Boston University, where you will use the “Boston University East” stop. The Boston University directions and parking page, will have specific details regarding driving directions. Please note that parking on campus in extremely limited, and it is advised to utilize public transportation to the university.

Participants will stay in an on-campus dormitory in single bedrooms, but may share bathrooms and common space.

The college provides pillows, blankets, sheets, and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring alarm clocks, hangers, irons, and hair dryers. Participants should also plan to bring laptops as computer access on campus will be limited.


Meals will be served in a university cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Travel Reimbursement

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.

Graduate Credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit to participating seminar teachers. For more information click here.

Course Reviews from Past Participants

"The seminar was the best I've ever attended. I had high expectations going in, and they were exceeded. Professor Schulman was extremely interesting, and the TLTH sessions were a great help to me."

"The seminar was extremely helpful and beneficial to me as a teacher. I appreciate the new viewpoints and insights presented by the lead scholar and guest lecturer."


Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.

July 9th, 2017 5:00 PM   through   July 15th, 2017 9:00 AM
Boston University
One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
United States

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2017 Teacher Seminar Registration Fee $75.00

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