OLLI: Transforming the Union

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OLLI: Transforming the Union

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

$10 – $15

The year 1862 saw staggering losses for the Union Army, but it was also a busy year for Congress. With southern legislators absent, Congress passed transformative legislation: the Homestead Act, the Land-Grant University Act, the creation of a national currency, the Department of Agriculture, the development of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Emancipation Act. The class examines why these initiatives had been opposed by southern states, how they transformed the U.S., and their continuing importance today.

This course will be presented by Dr. Katherine Kidd.

Katherine Kidd earned her PhD in international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. She directed the programs in international studies at Sacred Heart and Fairfield Universities. While living and working in Washington, DC, she rekindled her interest in American history building on her undergraduate degree in history.

Details

Date:
February 27
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cost:
$10 – $15
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://berkshiremuseum.org/events/calendar/#event=36188924

Venue

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Phone:
(413) 443-7171
Website:
https://berkshiremuseum.org/