For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
Please note: classes that are currently scheduled to take place in the building may switch to virtual in accordance with public health and safety guidelines. Additionally, masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. We will email participants with any changes the week before seminars begin.
The company town of Pullman was full of “troublemakers,” from factory employees and union leaders to George Pullman himself. This seminar will peel back the layers of trouble to examine what makes Pullman's history unique and how that history echoes in today's discussions of labor relations. We'll ask what front porches have to do with worker solidarity, how racist company practices could be connected to the first successful African American labor union, and how a women's charity group found ways to resist Pullman's domestic ideal. The seminar will culminate in a field trip to the neighborhood for a walking tour and a visit to the newly opened museum at the original Pullman factory.
Three sessions. Registration – $170
Sarah Buchmeier earned her PhD in English studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in 19th-century American literature and culture. She has been a seasonal park ranger for the Pullman National Monument since 2018.