Stories of Midwest Migration | Newberry

Stories of Midwest Migration

Led by Rachel Boyle, PhD. Five sessions. 2 - 4 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesdays, June 18 - July 16 

2 - 4 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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Seminar Description

The Midwest is a place of movement and encounter; sometimes peaceful, often contested, and frequently violent. Using a number of surprising materials from the Newberry’s collections, this seminar will tell the stories of people who moved within and through the Midwest to demonstrate broader trajectories of forced and voluntary migration and immigration in the region.

Five sessions. E – $220, L – $242

Rachel Boyle holds a PhD in U.S. and public history. She is a public historian and co-founder of Omnia History, a public history collaborative dedicated to using the past to promote social change in the present. Her research focuses on movement and violence in Chicago and the Midwest.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read: Doug Kiel, Untaming the Mild Frontier: In Search of New Midwestern Histories. Available here

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.