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June 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Social Reform 1790-1850 hosted by Knox County Schools (Knoxville, TN)

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Early Republic and Antebellum eras experienced tremendous growth and change in American society. This seminar explores the many movements that rise: abolition, temperance, social reform, women’s rights and the Second Great Awakening. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early May 2020. Click here to register.

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August 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Hamilton County Schools (Chattanooga, TN)

August 10 @ 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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