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America on the World Stage Modules

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

collapse : Module 4: Resources, Opportunity, and Enterprise - America and the Transatlantic World
Dr. Philip Morgan
Johns Hopkins University
Morgan is the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. His Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998) won the Bancroft, Beveridge, and Frederick Douglass prizes. He is coeditor most recently of Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age (2006). He is working at the interface of Caribbean and North American history in the early modern era.

Origins of American Slavery
Monday, September 13, 2010 6:00 PM

PowerPoint Presentation from September 13, 2010 lecture.

Audio files from lecture:
Dr. Peter Coclanis
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Coclanis is Albert R. Newsome Professor of History and director of the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of numerous works in U.S. and international economic history, including The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670- 1920 (1989); with David L. Carlton, The South, the Nation, and the World: Perspectives on Southern Economic Development (2003).

Slavery and the Southern Economy: Myths and Realities
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 6:00 PM

Audio files from September 21, 2010 Lecture

NOTE: Due to technical issues, the files above comprise roughly 70% of the lecture. The recordings of the question and answer sessions were not of sufficient quality to post on the site)

collapse : Module 5: Nation in Conflict - America During the Age of Lincoln
Dr. Edward Ayers,
University of Richmond

The American Civil War from a Global Perspective
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:00 PM

Audio files from January 11, 2011 lecture:

Hidden Patterns of the Civil War - Digital Scholarship Lab, U. of Richmond

Dr. Jerome Bowers
Northern Illinois University
Bowers is an assistant professor of American history at Northern Illinois University where he also directs the secondary teacher certifi cation program for history. He previously taught history in Hawaii, Virginia, and Uruguay.

Teaching 19th Century Religion in a Global Context
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:00 PM

Teaching American Religion in a Global Context (PDF file - 19 MB)
TAH Presentation - January 25. 2011
US Religion in a Global World (PowerPoint 2007, 3 MB)
Lecture Notes (MS Word - 681K)
Audio Files:
collapse : Module 6: The Promises and Responsibilities of Citizenship - America, Westward
Dr. Stephen Aron
Aron, professor of history at the University of California,
Los Angeles, and executive director of the Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center, is a specialist in frontier and western American history. He is author of How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay (1996) and American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State (2005). He is currently writing a book tentatively entitled Can We All Just Get Along: An Alternative History of the American West.

Returning the West to the World
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 6:00 PM

Audio Files:
Dr. Omar Valerio-Jimenez
University of Iowa
Valerio-Jimenez is an assistant professor history at the University of Iowa where he teaches immigration, comparative borderlands, ethnic relations, the American West, and Latina/o history. His book Rio Grande Crossings: Identity and Nation in the Mexico-Texas Borderlands, 1749-1890 is forthcoming.

Strategies for Teaching the American West
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 6:00 PM

Audio Files