Eras of History
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Frederick Douglass-The Great Abolitionist
Discuss the early life of slavery that Frederick Douglass endured. Fortunate to have learned to read, learn how his intelligence shaped his development as an outstanding orator and writer of his time. Trace the escape route he followed to freedom and how his life then developed into his becoming the most outstanding abolitionist of his time. Discover through Douglass’ autobiographical writings the greatest gift he gave his country…his story.
CE-HIST 2150, 3 Wed., Sept. 16-30, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, $35. C Andersen. #90474
Orphan Train to Destiny
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 Mon., Sept. 14-28, 6:30-8:30 pm, $75. T Riley. #89982
The Great Hunger in Ireland and Its Legacy
Between 1845-1852, the population of Ireland was reduced from 8 million people to less than 5 million due to the Irish Famine. This course examines its causes, and its effects on America. It examines the conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his imposition of draconian laws, which contributed to the famine. We will explore the viewpoint of well-known Irish scholars on the Irish Diaspora to Canada, Australia, Europe and America, and the starvation and emigration of millions of people
CE-HIST 2067, 3 Wed., Sept. 16-30, 6:30-8:30 pm, $70. T Riley. #89983
Discover The U.S. Constitution
Our Constitution is a remarkable document. It is short, it is only a few paragraphs long and it has withstood the test of time. However, the government of, by, and for the people only works when people understand how it works. Knowing what is in the Constitution and why it is relevant to us today is fundamental to our being able to defend it. This class offers a short and easy guide to understanding the Constitution.
CE-HIST 2122, 3 Thurs., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. E Castillo, Jr. #90247
Best American Short Stories of the 20th Century
An in-depth study of the short story. Discover traditional and new perspectives on celebrated and beloved short stories.
CE-LIT 2037, 6 Thurs., Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 1:00-3:00 pm, $150. T Meltzer. #90136