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July 2019

AHG 501 3A: The American Revolution

July 7 - July 12
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course focuses on three topics: political developments in North America and the British empire and the arguments for and against independence, culminating in the Declaration of Independence; the Revolutionary War as a military, social and cultural event in the development of the American nation and state; and the United States under the Articles of Confederation.   Instructors:  Jason W. Stevens (Ashland University)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard     Tuition:…

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AHG 506 3A: The Rise of Modern America, 1914-1945

July 7 - July 12
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio With the exception of the Civil War era, it is difficult to find another thirty-year period in U.S. history during which the nation underwent such dramatic change. In 1914 the United States was no more than a regional power, with a primarily rural demography and a relatively unobtrusive federal government. Thanks to the experience of two world wars, a major cultural conflict (the 1920s), and a disastrous economic crisis the country was transformed into the global…

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AHG 603 3A: Colonial America

July 7 - July 12
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course focuses on the development of an indigenous political culture in the British colonies. It pays special attention to the development of representative political institutions and how these emerged through the confrontation between colonists and King and proprietors. The course also considers imperial politics through a study of the Albany Plan of Union.   Instructors:  Sarah Morgan Smith (Ashbrook Center at Ashland University) and Cara Rogers (Ashland University)    Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found…

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AHG 622 3A: Religion in American History and Politics

July 7 - July 12
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio From the time that the first Europeans arrived in America, religion has been an important part of American life. This course examines the various ways in which religion has played a role in American history, with particular emphasis on the role of religion in American politics.   Instructors:  Jay D.Green (Covenant College)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard     Tuition: Audit (25 in-service hours): $578 Graduate credit (2 semester hours): $1,156…

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AHG 640 3A: The Congress

July 7 - July 12
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course focuses on the legislative branch of the U.S. government. It examines topics such as the constitutional powers of Congress, the relations between Congress and the other branches of the federal government and the states, and the changing structure and internal politics of Congress.   Instructors:  Sarah M. Burns (Rochester Institute of Technology) and Mack D. Mariani (Xavier University)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard     Tuition: Audit (25 in-service hours): $578…

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AHG 660 3A: Indian Assimilation, Resistance, and Removal

July 7 - July 12
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio During the first decades of the nineteenth century, the tribes of what is today the southeastern United States took steps toward assimilation and accommodation of American culture, becoming known as the Five Civilized Tribes. During the same period, pressure mounted on them to remove to the trans-Mississippi West. Events culminated in the 1830s with open conflict and the forced removal often called “The Trail of Tears.” Often these events are portrayed as inevitable and depicted in…

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AHG 680 3HL: The Civil War in American History and Literature

July 7 - July 12
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, this course examines the literature and political thought of the American Civil War to understand how different representations of the War and its causes informed national identity, not only in the time of conflict, but also in its subsequent legacy. Key political figures, activists, and writers of the time include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, John C. Calhoun, and Abraham Lincoln. In the years since the…

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The Civil War in American History and Literature

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - July 12 @ 3:30 pm
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, this course examines the literature and political thought of the American Civil War to understand how different representations of the War and its causes informed national identity, not only in the time of conflict, but also in its subsequent legacy. Key political figures, activists, and writers of the time include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, John C. Calhoun, and Abraham Lincoln. In the years since the…

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One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases hosted by Rankin County SD (Jackson area, Mississippi)

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about some of the most important Supreme Court cases from throughout American history: how they came to be, how they were decided, and how they impacted their times and America since they were decided. This seminar will be relevant to any teachers of American History, Government, or Civics courses, especially at the high school and middle school levels. While many Supreme Court cases have shaped American policies and history, this seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and…

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