Teaching America in the Civil War Era, 1829-77
Date : Sat., May 17, 2008 to Sun., May 18, 2008 Category : Butcher History Institute
Sponsored by FPRI’s Wachman Center
and the Clausen Center of World Business, Carthage College
and Adult Education, Carthage College
This year sees the publication of a wealth of important new literature on America in the 19th century, including History Institute co-chair Walter McDougall’s Throes of Democracy: America in the Civil War Era, 1829-77. This abundance of excellent new contributions to the scholarship on these important years is an exciting opportunity to revisit what we all think we know about America in the 19th century, and to rethink what our students need to know.
Topics and Speakers
Throes of Democracy: America in the Civil War Era, 1829-1877
Co-Chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute
Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848
Professor of History Emeritus, UCLA
Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus, Oxford University
(Note: The title of Prof. Howe’s talk is taken from his new book, which just won a Pulitzer Prize!)
Teaching About Slavery
Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
The Technological Revolution
Professor of History, University of Rhode Island
Keynote Address: Honest Abe: Abraham Lincoln and the Moral Character
Women in the Civil War
Professor of English and Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies and American Studies, Indiana University
Teaching Military History: The Civil War as Case Study
Professor of Strategy, Naval War College
Academic Advisor to the President, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
What Participants Receive:
Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors, and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute. Forty participants will be selected to receive:
- free room and board;
- assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
- stipends of $400 for well-developed lesson plans for posting on our website that effectively utilize the experience of the weekend conference, or documentation of in-service presentations based on the weekend;
- partial travel reimbursements (up to $250) for participants outside the vicinity of the conference center;
- subscription to Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs; E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.
- a complimentary copy of Walter McDougall’s Throes of Democracy.
- certificate of participation in a program offering 12 hours of instruction. For those interested, college credit is available for a small fee through our cooperating institution, the School of Professional Studies at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.