July 07 - July 13

9-11 and American Memory, July 7–13, 2019

Edward T. Linenthal Location: National September 11 Memorial and Museum In Partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Examine the nature and meaning of historical memory, using the extraordinary collections of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the historic site, and memorial itself to explore the forging of reactions to and interpretations of 9/11. Learn More »

The Civil Rights Movement, July 7–13, 2019

Charles McKinney Location: Rhodes College In Partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum and Rhodes College

The slogan “Black Power” represents the struggle to confront one of the central contradictions in American life—racial repression woven into the fabric of American freedom. This seminar uses Memphis, Tennessee, as a focal point to examine the historical origins of Black Power and its impact on the United States. Learn More »

Immigrants in American History, July 7–13, 2019

Mae Ngai Location: Pace University

Participants will consider the similarities and differences in two great waves of mass immigration to the United States: 1890–1915 and 1970–present. Learn More »

The American Revolution, July 7–13, 2019

Andrew W. Robertson Location: Boston University

Participants will consider two different American revolutions: the struggle for American self-determination from 1763 to 1783 and the ongoing struggle for liberty and equality enunciated in the Declaration of Independence. Learn More »

World War I and Its Aftermath, July 7–13, 2019

Jay Winter Location: National WWI Museum and Memorial In Partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Examine the origins, scope, and consequences of World War I, with a particular emphasis on the revolution in violence between 1914 and 1918, the obliteration of the distinction between military and civilian targets, the failed peace settlement, and the patterns of remembrance. Learn More »

July 14 - July 20

The Vietnam War, July 14–20, 2019

Robert Brigham Location: The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park In partnership with the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park

This workshop is an examination of the origins, course, and impact of America’s involvement in Vietnam, emphasizing the evolution of American diplomacy, the formulation of military strategy, the domestic impact of the war, and the perspective of Vietnamese revolutionaries. Learn More »

The Franklin Roosevelt Era, July 14–20, 2019

Eric Rauchway Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum In Partnership with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Seminar participants explore Roosevelt's presidency, through recovery from the global depression to victory in the second world war, on the Roosevelt family estate and using the magnificent resources of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Learn More »

American Capitalism, July 14–20, 2019

David Sicilia Location: Pace University

In the generation that followed the Civil War, the United States emerged as the world’s economic powerhouse. Explore how that happened and examine major issues in US economic and business history from the 1860s to 2000, including the cause of the Great Depression, the rise of the American economy after WWII and its decline in the 1970s, consumerism, and Reaganomics and the New Economy. Learn More »

The California Gold Rush, July 14–20, 2019

Elliott West Location: University of California, Davis

The discovery of gold on California’s American River in January 1848 was one of the half dozen or so most consequential events in American history.  Coming immediately upon the United States’ acquisition of the far West, it set loose explosive growth on the Pacific coast and the rapid conquest and development of the western third of the nation.  Learn More »

July 21 - July 27

The United States and Korea in the Twentieth Century, July 21–27, 2019

Gregg Brazinsky Location: University of Washington In Partnership with World History Digital Education Foundation

This seminar will trace the history of the relationship between the US and the divided Korean nation across the twentieth century and beyond. Learn More »