Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200
Regular Price (after February 10): $220
*Please note that the dates have been changed from what was published in the paper brochure.*
This program comes as we mark the 150th anniversary of four crucial events from 1867:
- The victory of Benito Juarez over Emperor Maximilian, confirming Mexico as a constitutional republic;
- The creation of the Dominion of Canada as a continental confederation;
- Ratification of the 14th amendment in key states, redefining citizenship in the U.S.; and
- The acquisition of Alaska from Russia.
Participants will discuss how three unions with distinct nationalities emerged from a period of crisis. Six sessions.
Joseph Harrington holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut and has led numerous Newberry seminars.
- A booklet of primary source readings will be provided by the instructor by PDF before the first session and in printed form at the first session.
- Note: The instructor recommends these titles for the strength of their content and relevancy to the class but they are not required.
- Maximilian & Juarez, by Jasper Ridley. Phoenix, 2001. 978-1842121504 (This title is out of print but can be found used.)
- Dixie & The Dominion, by Adam Mayers. Dundurn, 2003. ISBN 978-1550024685
Additional optional reading:
- Blue and Gray Diplomacy, by Howard Jones. University of North Carolina Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8078-3349-0
- 1867: How Fathers Made a Deal, by Christopher Moore. McClelland & Stewart, 1998. ISBN: 978-0771060960
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.