• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-07-2022 to 07-07-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Denver Brunsman, Associate Chair, Department of History, George Washington University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In the past generation, professional historians have to come to near universal agreement that slavery caused the Civil War. However, scholars still debate exactly how the institution divided the nation. In this presentation, Oasis regular Professor Denver Brunsman of George Washington University will discuss how the combination of western expansion and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-08-2022 to 07-08-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Dr. Michael Cude
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    The Country of Romania, in southeastern Europe, has a diverse and interesting history. After a brief overview of pre-modern history in the area that becomes Romania, this course will examine Romania’s creation as a country and kingdom in the late 19th century and then examine its evolution as part of the major events of the 20th century, including the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-11-2022 to 07-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The latter half of the 19th century was dominated by industrial capitalists who turned their businesses empires into monopolies. As modern America was born, middle class urban residents and Midwest and Southern farmers feared the dominance of these monopolies. Although they never worked together they created a movement called Progressivism to protect... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 07-11-2022 to 07-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    For most of the medieval period, military power was limited to human strength. Then came the first use of chemistry on the battlefield—gunpowder. It didn’t take long for gunpowder to become the principle means of making war and the explosive fuel of social unrest. But beyond that, the creation of gunpowder spurred on the first major advances into the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-14-2022 to 07-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Amanda Clark
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Take a deep dive into some of St. Louis history’s forgotten crime stories of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and disappearance! Learn the real stories behind infamous legends and uncover crimes that have been lost to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-18-2022 to 07-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    In 1932 Charles Lindbergh was one of the most famous and revered Americans in the world. His epic 1927 flight to Paris had earned him fame, fortune and the love of a charming woman. Wanting only to have a normal life as a husband and father, Lindbergh had settled into quiet seclusion in Hopewell, New Jersey. Then a nightmare tore apart their lives when... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-22-2022 to 07-22-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Larry P Canepa
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    Although the origins of spices were known throughout Europe by the Middle Ages, no ruler proved capable of breaking the Venetian hold on the trade routes. Near the end of the 15th century, however, explorers began to build ships and venture abroad in search of new ways to reach the spice-producing regions. So began the famed voyages of discovery. Rediscover... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-25-2022 to 07-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    He persevered through illness and personal loss. He said of his father, “He was the best man I ever knew. He combined strength and courage with gentleness, tenderness and great unselfishness. He would not tolerate in us children selfishness or cruelty, idleness, cowardice or untruthfulness.” These would be the guiding principles of his adult life and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-25-2022 to 07-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Nadine Bopp, BA, Ecology, MLA, Landscape Architecture, Columbia College Part-Time Faculty
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Advances in technology have allowed people to travel farther, explore more territory, and expand their influence. In ancient times, tools such as foot coverings, skis, and snowshoes lengthened the distances that could be traveled. Throughout history, inventions and discoveries have been applied to transport problems, decreasing time spent while increasing... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-26-2022 to 07-26-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The Aztecs were the dominant force in what is now central Mexico from the 13th century until the Spanish arrived in 1519. Learn about this highly developed society that built pyramids, used complicated calendar systems, developed writing and art and practiced human... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-01-2022 to 08-01-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: James Keeline, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    As Disneyland approached its tenth anniversary, Walt Disney saw an opportunity to raise needed funds for the park by applying their technologies and artistry to make attractions for the 1964 New York World's Fair. The Carousel of Progress, It's a Small World, Magic Skyway, and Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln were made for the Fair and soon afterward brought... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-08-2022 to 08-08-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonnie Vega
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive Republican. He would be known as the “Trust Buster” but in reality became the trust regulator. He sympathized with the Progressives and realized that the federal government had to regulate business to protect the American people from their... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2022 to 08-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: David Lindauer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    To promote the success of the Allied landings on D-Day, British and American planners organized an enormous array of deceptions to distract the Germans and draw their attention away from the real landings. This presentation looks at those plans, how they were conceived and the many ruses, plants, and false information used to protect the plans'... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-12-2022 to 08-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Isaac Newton created the most important scientific theory in history. This theory not only accounted for the falling of apples and the motion of planets, but gave rise to a scientific worldview that many thought could explain everything. But that result bothered Newton, who thought it squeezed God out of the picture. We will explore Newton's life, science,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-15-2022 to 08-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Wilderness: places long since enshrined in the pages of history. At Chancellorsville, Lee lost his most effective general to sheer fate and yet was his most stunning victory. The three days at Gettysburg was where pride and an unquenchable faith in God’s blessing turned the tide against the Confederacy. Lee’s road to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-16-2022 to 08-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Turner, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the spring of 79 AD is perhaps the best known volcanic eruption in history, and it continues to fascinate us, even almost 2,000 years later. More than 30 movies and documentaries have been made about the dramatic eruption, from the “Last Days of Pompeii” produced in 1913 to the blockbuster “Pompeii” that hit... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-18-2022 to 08-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Douglas Schneider
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    They started off as bicycles with motors, but they became their own form of transportation. The turn of the century saw America start to manufacture its own motorcycles, and police departments started using them in 1911. Doug Schneider will cover the role that motorcycles have played in American life - from transportation to cinema to folklore to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-22-2022 to 08-22-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Johnny Rabbitt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Join Johnny Rabbit for a look back at 20th Century St. Louis: The 1904 World's Fair, the 1914 Pageant & Masque, WWI, the Spanish Flu, Prohibition, radio, the Roaring Twenties, the Crash and The Great Depression, WWII, Downtown, Television, the flight to suburbia, drive-in theaters, shopping centers, the new Lambert Field, the Interstates, new schools,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-22-2022 to 08-22-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Timothy C. Graham
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    The Vikings burst onto the historical scene in 793 when they attacked Lindisfarne, one of the richest monasteries of northern Europe and a cultural icon. They quickly acquired a reputation as devastating raiders. Yet they also accomplished much that was highly positive: they were master navigators, establishing trading networks that stretched well beyond... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-23-2022 to 08-23-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Join us as we look at Paul Harvey’s most intriguing and memorable vignettes from history and legend. Find out the "rest of the story" as you may or may not have heard it before. Guaranteed to make you say, "Wow, I never knew... read more
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