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June 2019

AHG 505 2A: The Progressive Era

June 30 - July 5
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio The transition to an industrial economy posed many problems for the United States. This course examines those problems and the responses to them that came to be known as progressivism. The course includes the study of World War I as a manifestation of progressive principles. The course emphasizes the political thought of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and their political expression of progressive principles.   Instructors:  J. David Alvis (Wofford College)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings…

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AHG 510 2B: Great American Texts – Joseph Heller & Kurt Vonnegut

June 30 - July 5
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 (1961) and Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) are two of the most interesting and important novels about the American World War II experience. Heller and Vonnegut, both veterans, take innovative approaches to fictionalize their ‘wars.’ Heller devastatingly uses satire and humor to depict the absurdities of Army bureaucracy, officers’ ambition, and the very logic of war. Vonnegut, who struggled for years to write a war novel, ultimately found inspiration in the genre of science fiction. Heller’s protagonist John…

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AHG 607 2A: America During the Cold War

June 30 - July 5
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio The simmering conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1989 was the defining phenomenon of the age, affecting not only the country's foreign policy but its politics, society, economy, and culture as well. In this course students will examine the most important events, ideas, and personalities of the 44 years from the end of World War II to the end of the Reagan administration.   Instructors:  Eric Pullin (Carthage College)   Course…

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AHG 630 2B: The Adams Family

June 30 - July 5
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio The Adams family remains the most distinguished political family in American history. Four generations of the Adamses brought about a revolution, established self-government, participated in the transformation of the republic to a large scale democracy, and then witnessed the industrialized nation take its place on the world stage. Not only were the Adamses America’s statesmen, but they were the keepers of their family’s legacy and the historians of our nation. This course examines the writings of…

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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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AHG 510 4C: Great American Texts – Ralph Ellison

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) is the great American novel about race, perhaps even the great American novel. It considers and affirms the principle—that "mysterious binding force"—that holds us together as a people and that is tied to our own history. In doing so it raises all the important political questions about equality, freedom, rights and justice; the legacy of slavery and white supremacy, our "human and absurd diversity." The novel's deliberate attempt, in Ellison's words, "to return…

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AHG 611 4A: The American Way of War

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio The course examines how Americans have used military force, focusing on the relationship between civilian and military leaders, characteristic strategic approaches, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices.   Instructors:  William Atto (University of Dallas) and Thomas Bruscino (United States Army War 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   Room & Board: Double-occupancy…

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AHG 621 4A: Race and Equality in America

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course explores the history of black Americans as they strove to secure their dignity as human beings, and rights as American citizens, in the face of racial prejudice. Students will examine the writings of leading black intellectuals and activists about human equality, slavery, self-government, the rule of law, emancipation, colonization, and citizenship. The course will also review laws, constitutional amendments, court cases, and social criticism addressing civil and political rights in America.   Instructors:  Sarah…

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AHG 633 4A: The American Presidency II – Johnson to the Present

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course is an examination of the political and constitutional development of the office of president from Reconstruction to the present. It focuses on how changing conceptions of the presidency have shaped American political life in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially as America has become a global power.   Instructors:  Jeremy D. Bailey (University of Houston) and Marc K. Landy (Boston College)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard    Tuition: Audit (25…

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AHG 613 4A: Postwar America, 1945-1973

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio An examination of the United States during the three decades following the Second World War. The social, economic, political, and diplomatic development of the country is stressed with a thematic emphasis. This course will include a Reacting to the Past simulation.   Instructors:  John E. Moser (Ashland University)   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   Room & Board:…

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AHG 680 4HL: The World Wars in American History and Literature

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the course will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices. It will consider historical and literary texts such as Wilson’s War Message and Fourteen Points; an African-American soldier’s…

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The World Wars in American History and Literature

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - July 19 @ 3:30 pm
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the course will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices. It will consider historical and literary texts such as Wilson’s War Message and Fourteen Points; an African-American soldier’s…

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