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September 2019

One-Day Seminar: Federalists v. Anti-Federalists hosted by Metro Georgia RESA (Smyrna, GA)

September 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar is designed to analyze the main arguments set forth in print during the crucial years of 1787-1788 concerning the ratification of the newly proposed Constitution of the United States. Through a close reading of the primary source material we will attempt to identify the most important principles that animated the participants in the discussion, including the fundamental assumptions about the political order and human nature. These texts have an authority of their own in connection with the great…

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October 2019

One-Day Seminar: Populists and Progressives hosted by Georgia Council for Social Studies (Athens, GA)

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Dr. Greg Schneider Often understood simply as opposition parties, the Populist and Progressive movements developed in response to the genuine challenges of industrialization, immigration, and urbanization in the late nineteenth century. What did the populists and progressives stand for? How were they alike and different, and how can we assess their legacy in United States history, government and politics? The 2019 GCSS Conference will be held on October 10-11 in Athens at the Classic Center.  This year we…

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Presidents and Political Parties

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about how the relationship between American presidents and their parties has shifted over time. We will examine three different periods in United States history, focusing on what each can tell us about the role of political parties in a free society, and the relationship between presidents and parties. This Seminar will consist of three discussion sessions based entirely in primary documents, facilitated by a university scholar. Registration is limited and a waitlist will be created if we reach capacity.…

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November 2019

One-Day Seminar: World War 1 Hosted by Rockdale County (Conyers, GA)

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar will address US entry into WWI, the social ramifications of the war on the homefront, and the Treaty of Versailles and the post-war peace settlement. Final program reader and agenda will be available digitally after mid-September, and physical copies will be sent to all registrants. REGISTER HERE

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January 2020

Hoover’s Rugged Individualism and FDR’s Forgotten Man

January 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

National Portrait Gallery, S/NPG.78.158. The Hoover-Roosevelt debate of the 1930s shaped American political, economic, and moral conversations into the twenty first century in a very powerful way. The themes of liberty vs. security, freedom vs. regulation, representative democracy over against the administrative state and an independent judiciary, so important and visionary then are still the fundamental questions in a world of terrorism, globalization, and uncertainty.  Access digital copies of program materials here after mid-November 2019. REGISTER HERE

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February 2020

“Trailblazers and Torchbearers” – Fayetteville, NC

February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history.  This seminar will explore readings and documents in three of those stages: Women of Reform and Revolution, Women in the Progressive Era and Voting Booths and Is Suffrage Enough – the Lasting Impact.   Teachers will receive a packet of readings approximately two weeks prior to the seminar so each participant has time to read and annotate the sources. A light breakfast and coffee and lunch will be…

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