Pearl Harbor | Newberry

Pearl Harbor

75th-Year Commemoration of the U.S Entry into the Second World War
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Dr. Gene Beiriger, DePaul University
Full, waitlist available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will examine the world events, and the US response to them, that set the context for the attack at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. Though the attack was a “military” action, on a specific “target” and against a specific “enemy,” most contemporary historians now view the attack within a larger global landscape, with multiple “actors,” and with political, diplomatic, economic, social and cultural contexts. We will examine the developing wars in Asia and Europe, as well as Japanese and American policies leading up to the attack. We will also discuss the aftermath of the attack and FDR’s strategic dilemma that was finally resolved by others, as well as the extent to which Pearl Harbor can be seen as a significant turning point in the war and US and world history.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 7, 2016. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.