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April 2021

One-Day Seminar: Lincoln: Philosopher and Statesman hosted by Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge (Held Online)

April 10 @ 8:55 am - 12:30 pm

What constitutes Lincoln’s political greatness? How does statesmanship differ from other kinds of leadership? What is Lincoln’s philosophical statesmanship? How does it combine qualities of both intellect and character? This seminar will focus on Lincoln as a Philosopher and Statesmanship. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Held Online)

April 10 @ 9:10 am - 12:45 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 began.…

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One-Day Seminar: Paul Taylor’s ‘Again the Covered Wagon’ hosted by Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (Held Online)

April 13 @ 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Paul Taylor was a noted economist during the Great Depression, and in a series of articles in the magazine Survey Graphic he discussed and chronicled the plight of individuals impacted by the Dust Bowl, in conjunction with the economic turmoil of the Great Depression. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with a certificate for continuing education and a digital copy of the agenda and document (found here). This program time's are accurate for the Central Time Zone.…

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One-Day Seminar: Frederick Douglass: Statesman hosted by TeachingAmericanHistory.org & South East Florida Region (Held Online)

April 13 @ 3:55 pm - 5:30 pm

One of the most influential African Americans in the nineteenth century, Douglass advocated for a number of causes, including the abolition of slavery. This seminar will explore his statesmanship and speeches. This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions.…

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One-Day Seminar: Reconstruction: Four Core Documents hosted by Teaching American History (Held Online)

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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“Before Union victory in the Civil War was assured, President Abraham Lincoln and his advisors were turning their attention to “reconstruction” in the South. It would be a time for reconciling the North and South, bringing the formerly rebellious Southern governments back into their proper relation with the union, and protecting the basic civil rights of freedmen, blacks, and Unionists in those Southern states. Each of these goals would be difficult in its own right. Reconstruction demanded them all, and…

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One-Day Seminar: John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry hosted by Teaching American History

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

John Brown’s 1859 raid on the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia was a pivotal moment in America’s road to Civil War. Opinions of Brown’s tactics were mostly, but not exclusively, divided along sectional lines. Many Northerners saw him as a courageous hero of abolition while Southerners saw him as a terrorist. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with a certificate for continuing education and a digital copy of the agenda and document (found here).

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One-Day Seminar: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail hosted by Great Hearts, San Antonio

April 15 @ 4:05 pm - 5:15 pm

Study the ideas of MLK as he made his case to other Civil Rights leaders and the broader world, while writing from jail. This letter, often overshadowed by King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, offers a deeper view on the diversity, conflict, and complexity of and within the Civil Rights Movement. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with a certificate for continuing education and a digital copy of the agenda and document (found here).

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One-Day Seminar: Woodrow Wilson’s ‘Party Government in the United States’ hosted by Arizona Department of Education (Held Online)

April 15 @ 4:05 pm - 5:15 pm

Woodrow Wilson, writing several years before his successful 1912 presidential campaign, described a party system that would operate for different purposes than it had - from his perspective - operated during the 19th Century, serving as go-betweens connecting the people and the federal government. This Progressive Era argument for a new form and purpose for parties helps lay the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of political parties in America. All attendees of this free Seminar will be…

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One-Day Seminar: The Cold War at Home: 1945-1954 hosted by Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies (Held Online)

April 17 @ 8:55 am - 12:30 pm

The rise of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union is a story that has often been told. How did these developments abroad affect life in the United State? This seminar will focus on postwar anticommunism, culminating in the McCarthy Era, but will also focus on changes in home and family life, as well as popular culture in the postwar period. This colloquium will be conducted using only primary source documents (found here), many of which will come…

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