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February 2018

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

February 7, 2018, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

How did the alliances of World War 2 break down, and so quickly, after 1945? How close were these alliances in the first place, and what differences existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that acted as wedges between these two states and their respective allies? This seminar focuses on the ideas, events, and people – as expressed in key documents – of the years immediately after the end of World War 2, and how the Cold War…

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One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

February 15, 2018, 8:20 am to 2:45 pm

This seminar will focus on Westward Expansion during the 19th Century. Ideas and events emphasized include Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, the Mexican-American War, and the growing problem of Sectionalism that threatened to drive North and South apart. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Discussion Leader: Dr. Dennis Bowman, Lindenwood University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here Register HERE

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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry?: The Gilded Age Revisited hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

April 25, 2018, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Revisit the Gilded Age, or Age of Enterprise as some call it and read deeply about the ideas, actions, and legacies of the leading political and industrial figures of the times, exploring the question of whether these people are properly portrayed as either 'Robber Barons' or 'Captains of Industry' - or, perhaps, something of both. Discussion Leader: Greg Schneider, Emporia University Registration: 8:00am Access Program materials here. You will be mailed paper copies of these materials a few weeks before the…

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