Eras of History
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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
Napoleon Bonaparte: A Study in Leadership
In an era where kings claimed power by dynasty and/or divine right, Napoleon Bonaparte rose from obscurity on the island of Corsica to eventually crown himself as the Emperor of the French. This course explores Napoleon’s leadership qualities. Against all odds, how did this man come to dominate so much of the world and have an impact on so many people? What were his strengths and how was he able to rise so high? How important was luck and/or circumstance in his career trajectory? What made Napoleon one of the greatest historical figures of modern times? Discover the answers to these questions and more!
CE-HIST 2121, 2 Thurs., June 6 & 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, GTW-219, $50. D Kaplan. #5849
Notorious Westchester County: Investigating True Crime in Westchester
History, crime, law, and order: True crime has gained a prominent place in popular culture through film adaptations and bestselling novels inspired by real events as well as television programs ranging from Cops to PBS Frontline and the History Channel. This course utilizes the collections of the Westchester County archives to open a window to the past, exploring a period of extensive economic development and social upheaval in the Hudson Valley during the first quarter of the 20th century.
CE-HIST 2104, 2 Thurs., June 13, 6:00-8:00 pm in KNC-2 and June 20, 2:30-4:30 pm at Westchester Archives Record Center, $75.
C Gioia. #5022
History of the Hudson River Valley: Part 1
Explore the valley’s history, including how the modern local towns developed out of early settlements. Learn the local folklore and historic characters of the region: Benedict Arnold, Sybil Ludington, Major John Andre, and Henry Wells, among others.
CE-HIST 2001, 4 Sat., June 1-22, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, AAB-306, $80. L DiMartino. #5056
History of the Hudson River Valley: Part II
Continue exploring the valley’s history through Dewitt Clinton, Thomas Paine, and the Marquis Lafayette and their influence on the early modern development of the region. The story continues with the introduction of railroads, steamships, and a modern bridge and highway system that led to industrial and economic development. Pete Seeger & the Clearwater sailings and The River Keeper influences on the region are also discussed.
CE-HIST 2007, 4 Sat., June 1-22, 12:30-2:30 pm, AAB-306, $80. L DiMartino. #5055
Remember When: TV Cowboy Westerns
Join us for a retrospect on the television cowboy western series of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Discover what happened to all the stars of these shows. Among the programs to be discussed include Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Bat Matterson, Wyatt Earp, Maverick, The Lawman and others.
CE-HIST 2120VA 1 Sat., June 29, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. L DiMartino. #5850
The Roosevelts: Eleanor & Franklin
Uncover the lives of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt beginning with an in-depth view of their childhoods to understand their evolution into adulthood. Examine their social and political rise, and how it changed them personally.
CE-HIST 2119VA, 1 Tues., June 18, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #5851
D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy
To honor the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, an in-depth study of the planning and execution of the largest military invasion in history. Study the German defenses and follow the Allies’ landing by air and sea to gain a foothold on Hitler’s Fortress Europe.
CE-HIST 2034, W/Th, June 5 & 6, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $75. D Fruci. #5584
Battle of Normandy
We will follow the Allies as they secure the countryside with intense hedgerow fighting, and as they secure the port of Cherbourg. As the Nazis are pushed eastward, Paris will be liberated.
CE-HIST 2061, 1 Wed., June 12, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #5585
The Battle of the Bulge
Focuses on the Allied push toward Germany. Hitler has devised a major winter offensive that will catch the Allies completely by surprise; the German offensive leads to the Battle of the Bulge. Despite heavy Allied losses, they will prevail and be able to make their move into the Nazi homeland.
CE-HIST 2060, 1 Wed., June 19, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #5586