Eras of History
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Orphan Trains: The Greatest American Story Never Told
Discover the history of the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929), which saw the largest migration of children in American history. So many orphans were sent to Iowa that it is estimated that one in four Iowans are descendants of orphan train riders. Come unravel the mystery and the truth behind the Orphan Trains! Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for list of optional books.
CE-HIST 2052, 3 Tues., Jan. 15-29, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. T Riley. #13028
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
Discover the life of American icon Buffalo Bill Cody. From his days in the Wild West to his re-creation of the West in his world famous show: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Cody’s fame stretched around the world as he and his entourage of American Indians (Sitting Bull and Red Cloud), cowboys (Wild Bill Hickok) and cowgirls (Annie Oakley) traveled across America and then across the ocean to play before the heads of state in Europe.
CE-HIST 2116, Thurs., Apr. 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. D Fruci. #13301
Generals of the Civil War
CE-HIST 2012, 4 Wed., 7:00-9:00 pm, $85. P Gettler.
Sec. A: U.S. Grant and the Civil War
Grant was clearly the most important Union general of the Civil War. Trace his role in the war in both strategic and tactical terms. Discover the geographic range of his campaigns, his ability to understand the war in its broadest context, and his climactic struggle with Lee. Feb. 6-27.
Sec. B: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War
Lee is generally considered the finest military mind of the Civil War. Analyze this contention on both the tactical and strategic levels. Discuss the moral issues involved in fighting against a country he had served for three decades as well as his involvement with slavery. Special consideration of the battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. Mar. 6-27. KNC-5. #13097
Causes of America’s Civil War
Explore the many issues and events that led up to the start of America’s Civil War. Families were divided by these issues leading to brother fighting against brother. Discuss how these conflicts led to the most catastrophic event in American history.
CE-HIST 2068VA, 1 Thurs., Jan. 31, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #13068
The Lincoln Assassination
Learn the complete story of Lincoln’s assassination. Everybody knows John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln, but not everybody knows the four other people executed for his murder and their possible involvement in his death.
CE-HIST 2071, 1 Thurs., Mar. 21, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #13062
The Assassination of JFK
Discover the events leading up to the murder of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Follow the movements of Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and JFK, as the three men enter the annals of history through the events of that weekend in 1963. Conspiracy issues will be considered.
CE-HIST 2073VA, 1 Thurs., May 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #13083
The Forgotten War: World War 1
Explore why President Wilson sought to intervene against the forces of the German Empire, how America mobilized to fight and win, and why the peace that broke out on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 was only the prelude to a more horrendous war. Since there are few today who remember Belleau Wood and the Meuse-Argonne, join us to remember and learn about this pivotal period in our history.
CE-HIST 2113VA, 4 Tues., Apr. 2-23, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $120. E Barr. #13433
The Fight for Irish Independence
In September 1914, the euphoria of Home Rule for Ireland quelled with the realization that it would only become operational at the end of the Great War. This opened the way for a small band of revolutionaries to plot a different course for Irish Independence from 800 years of English rule. Join us as we follow the brutal and tragic birth of a nation from the Easter Rising of 1916 through the War of Independence to the Irish Free State.
CE-HIST 2112VA, 4 Thurs., Apr. 4-25, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-229, $120. E Barr. #13441
The Russian Revolution
As 1917 dawned, the Russian Empire hurtled towards collapse. The rule of the Romanovs was ending and the forces of revolution were beginning to show their hand. Starting with
the decision by Tsar Nicholas II to enter
World War 1, we will explore how that struggle sealed his fate and presented a false hope of a more representative government. We will uncover how Lenin, with the support of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, hijacked the new experiment in democracy, triumphed in the October Revolution, and imposed Communist rule on Russia.
CE-HIST 2115VA, 4 Wed., May 1-22, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $120. E Barr. #13434
Liberation of the Concentration Camps
This seminar will focus on the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps by the Allied forces. As the Soviets liberate the camps during their westward move towards Berlin, the Western Allies move east to discover the horrors that even the concept of war cannot explain.
CE-HIST 2059, 1 Thurs., Apr. 25, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #13067
Hitler’s Final Days
A focus on the last days of the madman who was responsible for the death and destruction in the European theater of WW II. His final days will be chronicled as the Soviet Army fights street to street in the city of Berlin, crushing Hitler’s dream for a thousand-year Reich.
CE-HIST 2058, 1 Thurs., May 2, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. D Fruci. #13082