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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: Intervention in American Foreign Policy hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

March 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Jeeps being driven into the open doors of an LCT at a port in Britain in preparation for D-Day. DOD via NARA, 12008268. Isolationism or engagement? World police force or colonial power? Commerce or mutual defense? What has defined American foreign policy since the Republic’s earliest years, and how have the principles–perhaps at time conflicting–evolved over time? This program addresses the foundational ideas that defined much of America’s view on relations with the rest of the world, as established by…

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April 2020

One-Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers – Women in American History hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

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

Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history. This seminar will explore readings and documents in three key time periods: the Revolution through the mid-19th century age of reform; the Progressive Era of the late-19th century; and the early 20th century, battle over suffrage and an Equal Rights Amendment. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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October 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification. Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them. At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies. But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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April 2021

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

April 10, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 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 began.…

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