Schedule


Cohort A:
Colonial America to Civil War

Cohort B:
Reconstruction to Modern America

Year 3    2012-2013

  • Workshop 5: Slavery in a Land of Freedom
    Date: October 12-13, 2012
    Historian: Dr. Peter Kolchin, University of Delaware
    Readings: Foner’s Give Me Liberty pp. 386-414. American Slavery by Peter Kolchin
    Museum Partner:
    Itinerary: Slavery in a Land of Freedom
    Location: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Newark, DE
  • Workshop 6: Reform: Liberty for All
    Date: February 8-9, 2013
    Historian: Dr. Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore College
    Readings: Foner’s Give Me Liberty pp. 422-448; Moralists and Mondernizers by Steven Mintz
    Museum Partner:
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Newark, DE
  • Summer Institute III: Civil War: A New Birth of Freedom
    Date:
    June 24-28, 2013
    Historian: Dr. George Rable, University of Alabama
    Readings: Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp.502-539. What Caused the Civil War by Edward L. Ayers. What This Cruel War Was Over by Chandra Manning. Why the North Won the Civil War – by David Herbert Donald. Why the Confederacy Lost by Gabor S. Boritt. The Confederate War by Gary W. Gallagher
    Tentative Schedule: 2013_Civil_War_Summer_Institute
    Museum Partner:

    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Newark, DE
Year 3    2012-2013

  • Workshop 5: Cold War
    Date: October 19-20, 2012
    Historian: Dr. Melvyn Leffler, University of Virginia
    Guest Presenter: Jackie Eyl, International Spy Museum
    Readings: Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 892-923. For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler
    Museum Partner:
    Itinerary: Cold War
    Location:
    Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Newark, DE
  • Workshop 6: The Freedom Movement
    Date: February 22-23, 2013
    Historian: Dr. Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan.
    Guest Author: Phillip Hoose
    Readings: Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 978-1017; Up South by Matthew Countryman; Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M Hoose
    Museum Partner:
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Newark, DE
    Schedule: Civil Rights Workshop
  • Summer Institute III: Modern America and the Triumph of Freedom
    Date: July 8-12, 2013
    Historian: Dr. Tom Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania
    Readings: Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 1068-1129; The Origins of the Urban Crisis by Thomas Sugrue; The United States Since 1945: Historical Interpretations by Doug Rossinow and Rebecca Lowen
    Schedule: Modern America Summer Institute
    Museum Partner:
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Newark, DE
Year 2    2011-2012

  • Workshop: Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty
    Date: November 18-19, 2011
    Historian: Dr. Francois Furstenburg, University of Montreal
    Readings (to be supplemented): Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 270-298.
    Museum Partner: DELAWARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel
  • Workshop: Age of Jackson – Federal Power Threat or Safeguard of Liberty
    Date: February 10-11, 2012
    Historian: Dr. Peter Kolchin, University of Delaware
    Readings (to be supplemented): Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 344-373.  The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz.  Andrew Jackson by Sean Wilentz.
    Museum Partner: DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel
  • Summer Institute: Westward Expansion
    Date: June 25-29, 2012
    Historian: Dr. Brian DeLay, University of California Berkeley
    Readings (to be supplemented): Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 456-495. War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay
    Museum Partner: DELAWARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel
    Institute Schedule (tentative): View the Itinerary
Year 2    2011-2012

  • Workshop: Freedom’s Boundaries – At Home and Abroad
    Date: October 21-22, 2011
    Historian: Dr. Paul Kramer, Vanderbilt University
    Readings (to be supplemented): Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp.  634-662.  The Blood of Government by Paul Kramer.  The War of 1898: the United States & Cuba in History and Historiography by Lois A. Perez, Jr.
    Museum Partner: DELAWARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel
  • Workshop: World War I – Securing Freedom in Wartime
    Date: February 24-25, 2012
    Historian: Dr. Christopher Cappozollo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Readings (to be supplemented): Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 718-753.  Uncle Sam Wants You by Christopher Cappozolo.  American Voices from World War I by Adriane Ruggiero.  Unraveling Feedom by Anne Bausum.
    Museum Partner: DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel
  • Summer Institute: Age of Roosevelt – Securing the Four Freedoms
    Date: July 9-13, 2012
    Historian: Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, Rutgers University
    Readings (to be supplemented): Foner’s Give Me Liberty, pp. 848-885; Down and Out in the Great Depression by Robert S. McElvaine; No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Museum Partner: DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES
    Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel
    Institute Schedule (tentative): View the Itinerary
Year 1 2010-2011

Year 1 2010-2011