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The Great Divide?

Civil War Myths & Misinformation

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6:00 pm
Martin Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (directions)

Did the Real War Ever Get in the Books?

New Scholarship & the Civil War

Thursday February 3rd, 2011, 6:00 pm
Martin Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (directions)

Civil War @ 150

Still Hazy After All These Years

A series marking the sesquicentennial of the start of the U.S. Civil War

To mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War, the American Social History Project in collaboration with the Ph.D. Program in History has organized three public programs during 2011 where leading scholars and educators will explore recent trends in the study of the conflict, the gap between scholarly and popular understanding of the war, and how photography continues to shape its meaning.

Published April 21, 2010

Gregory Downs (City College of New York, CUNY) explores how, in building their own worlds, slaves both sustained their own humanity and altered the institution of slavery.Read full description

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Published November 2, 2009

Carlos Sanabria (Hostos Community College, CUNY) discusses Hispanic migration to the U.S. in the post-World War Two era.Read full description

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History for All (Brooklyn/Staten Island)

Working with instructors who teach social studies to special education students, this program (2009-2012) provides four day-long seminars during the school year, including one at our program partner, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At these seminars, teachers work with guest historians and ASHP/CML staff to explore a range of key topics and ideas in U.S. history. At a week-long summer institute, teachers use primary documents to develop classroom activities designed to meet their students’ diverse learning needs.

Published September 16, 2009

Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College) discusses the life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm, the legendary Brooklyn activist, Congresswoman, and presidential candidate.Read full description

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Brooklyn/Staten Island Fall 2009 Schedule

Good news! Due to available funding, the Brooklyn/Staten Island Teaching American History program has been extended through Fall 2009.

Great Migration

October 8, 2009 at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Film: Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War

Great Depression and New Deal

December 3, 2009 at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Scholar: Gerald Markowitz (John Jay College, CUNY)

Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution: An Inquiry into the Civil War and Reconstruction

Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution book coverA textbook designed for high school classrooms, Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution: An Inquiry into the Civil War and Reconstruction, examines one of the most contested periods in America’s history where social conflict and change shaped the national landscape for generations to come.

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