July 21 - July 27

The Age of Lincoln, July 21–27, 2019

Richard Carwardine Location: St. Catherine's College, Oxford University

Abraham Lincoln’s life becomes a prism for exploring key aspects of his age, including slavery and the Old South, religion and politics, wartime leadership, and emancipation. Learn More »

The Colonial Era, July 21–27, 2019

John Fea Location: Princeton University

Examine how the colonies developed from remote English outposts to well-connected provinces of the British Empire, and consider how this period provides a laboratory for teaching historical thinking skills in the classroom. Learn More »

Westward Expansion, July 21–27, 2019

Patricia Nelson Limerick Location: University of Colorado, Boulder

Using the latest in research in “New Western History,” participants will explore case studies that explain the importance and distinctiveness of the American West in the past and present. Learn More »

The Story of World War II, July 21–27, 2019

Donald L. Miller Location: The National WWII Museum In Partnership with the National World War II Museum

World War II is perhaps the greatest story—as well as the greatest catastrophe—in recorded history. Why was it fought? How was it fought? And how did it shape the world we live in? Learn More »

The Kennedy Presidency, July 21–27, 2019

Barbara Perry Location: Boston University

More than fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, explore the successes and failures of his presidency, including the Cold War, the Peace Corps, civil rights, and the arts, through media, leadership theory, and public policy. Learn More »

The Global Cold War, July 21–27, 2019

Daniel Sargent Location: USS Midway Museum In Partnership with the USS Midway Museum

Place the Soviet-American struggle in broad historical and international contexts, with particular focus on the last years, the resolution, and the legacies of the Cold War in social, geopolitical, and economic contexts. Learn More »

Slavery and Abolition, July 21–27, 2019

Manisha Sinha Location: Pace University In partnership with The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery

This seminar will explore the long movement to abolish slavery from the American Revolution to the Civil War. It will examine the entrenched nature of racial slavery in the nation’s political economy, the relationship between slavery and the rise of capitalism, and slaveholders’ political dominance in the early American republic. We will then discuss how a radical social movement like abolition managed to break the national political silence over slavery and eventually put emancipation on the nation’s political agenda. Learn More »

July 28 - August 3

Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era, July 28–August 3, 2019

Richard Brookhiser Location: Pace University

Examine the American Revolution and its aftermath, from the first stirrings in the late 1760s, through the establishment of the new Constitution and the first two-party system in the 1790s, through the lives of Hamilton, Washington, Madison, Jefferson, and John Marshall. Learn More »

Native Peoples, Settlers, and European Empires in North America, 1600–1840, July 28–August 3, 2019

Daniel Richter Location: Library Company of Philadelphia In partnership with the Library Company of Philadelphia. Support for Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Placing the struggle among Native peoples, settlers, and empires center stage, this seminar explores new ways for students to understand this struggle and the multicultural origins of the United States. Learn More »

The Gilded Age and Its Modern Parallels, July 28–August 3, 2019

Richard White Location: Stanford University

Explore how the immigration, industrialization, and class struggle of the Gilded Age—from the end of the Civil War to roughly the turn of the twentieth century—created the foundation for the modern United States. Learn More »