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America on the World Stage Modules

Below are listed Modules 1 through 3. Modules 4-6 Modules 7-9

collapse : Module 1: Resources, Opportunity, and Enterprise
Dr. Carole Shammas
University of Southern California
Shammas is the John R. Hubbard Chair in History and Professor of History at the University of Southern California.  She specializes in the socio-economic history of Britain and English-speaking North America prior to the mid-nineteenth century.  In articles and books on in- heritance, consumption, and household government, she has explored how households and the behavior of their members affect the economy and politics.  Most recently, she has embarked on a study of the factors influencing investment in the built environment of the early modern and modern world.

America, the Atlantic, and Global Consumer Demand, 1500-1800
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 12:00 AM
Dr. Jonathan Chu
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Chu is an Associate Professor of early American history and Associate Dean of the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  Currently studying the legal and economic impact of the American Revolution on Massachusetts, he has also published on a variety of subjects ranging from 17th- century Quakers to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act and debt litigation in Revolutionary Massachusetts.

Imagining a World Without Tea or Sugar: Teaching Strategies
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 6:00 PM
collapse : Module 2: Nation In Conflict - Founding Figures of America In A Global Context
Dr. Carol Berkin
Baruch College
Berkin is professor of history at Baruch College and deputy chair of the department of history at the Graduate Center where she teaches early American and women’s history.  Her publications include: First Generations: Women of Colonial America (1996) and Women’s Voices/Women’ Lives: Documents in Early American History (1998). She has worked as a consultant on several PBS and History Channel documentaries, including “The Founding Fathers”.

Women in the American, French, & Italian Revolutions
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:00 AM
Dr. John Kaminski
University of Wisconsin Madison
Kaminski is the director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution in the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Department of History. Dr. Kaminski has edited, co-edited, or written twenty-three books as well as many articles on the Revolutionary era with special emphasis on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, slavery, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine. He has spoken on these subjects throughout the country and abroad.

French Revolution: Attitudes Towards U.S. 1774 - 1789
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 6:00 PM
collapse : Module 3: The Promises and Responsibilities Of Citizenship - Birth Of Democracy In A Global Context
Dr. Paul Halliday
University of Virginia
Halliday is an Associate Professor of history at the University of Virginia.  With a focus on Early Modern Britain and Empire, he is concerned with the origins of partisan politics in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England.  He continues to explore developments in law by seeing them in the rich contexts of religious belief, political turmoil, imperial expansion, and other forces that made the early modern world.

English Law, American History
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 12:00 AM
Dr. Thomas Bender
New York University
Bender is University Professor of the Humanities and professor of history at New York University. His work has focused on the history of cities, intellectuals, and academic disciplines, and he has been honored with the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Currently, he is exploring ways of developing narratives of American history, the subject of the La Pietra Report (2000) and Rethinking American History in a Global Age (2002). Most recently, he is the coauthor of The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century (2004), author of A Nation Among Nations: America's. Place in World History (2006), and coeditor of The Transformation of American Higher Education, 1945-2000: Documenting the National Discourse (2008).

The Revolt Against Enclosure: U.S. History Opens Out to the World
Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:00 AM