Documents in Detail

Documents in Detail is’s second webinar series, offering a close read and in-depth discussion of a single document in each episode. Scholars will discuss the ideas, historical context, purpose, speaker, audience, and use of language in each document, in order to help teachers gain a deeper understanding of one core document from American History.

Each 60-minute episode will consist of a collegial discussion between scholars, with questions taken from a live, online teacher audience. All sessions will be recorded and made available as archives via our YouTube channel, and through our podcast. Episodes air live at 7pm EST, typically on the third Wednesday of each month. All teachers who take part in a live episode will be emailed a downloadable certificate for two hours of continuing education hours and, as always,’s webinars are free to all.


ESSENTIAL SELECTIONS FROM THE CORE DOCUMENTS COLLECTIONS is excited to announce our 2021-22 season for Documents in Detail, our monthly Wednesday webinar, where each episode is focused on a single document. This year we will draw selections from 10 of our Core Documents Collections, and each month we will feature our moderator, Dr. John Moser of Ashland University, in discussion with two other members of our graduate faculty, one of whom will be the editor for the volume where that month’s document is found.

Register for these free programs below, and remember that if you attend the live show you will receive a certificate worth two hours of continuing education time. And whether you attend the live show or not, you will receive a link to the archives, both on YouTube and our podcast, of the show, meaning you’ll have free access to the content for use later.

One month before each episode’s date, we will add a post to our blog with a direct link to the document for that episode, as well as scholar information.

After registering you will be sent login credentials immediately, and again one week and one day before the program airs live. You will also receive the link to the selected document with those Zoom credentials.