Tumult and Transition in North America: Canada, Mexico, and the United States, 1857-67

Thursday, October 11, 2012
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, October 11 – November 15

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Joseph Harrington

The decade from 1857 to 1867 was a tumultuous and defining one in North America. From the Mexican War of Reform and the French intervention through the American Civil War and the creation of the Dominion of Canada, the future of our continent was tested and determined through distinct but inter-related events. We will discuss the leaders and peoples whose ideals overcame political fragmentation and war to establish three lasting unions.

Joseph Harrington holds an M.A. in history from the University of Connecticut and has led numerous Newberry seminars.

Materials List
Required:
Jones, Howard. Blue and Gray Diplomacy:A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations. University of North Carolina Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0807833490
Ridley, Jasper. Maximilian & Juarez. Phoenix Press, 2001. ISBN: 1842121502

Recommended:
Mayers, Adam. Dixie & The Dominion: Canada, the Confederacy, and the War for the Union. Dundurn, 2003. ISBN: 155002468X

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Six sessions, $170
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