• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-22-2022 to 01-22-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Louis Masur, Rutgers University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    Every American is drawn to Abraham Lincoln. His story invites us to marvel at how this poor, self-educated, frontier lawyer transformed himself into a political leader who defended democracy, preserved the nation, and abolished slavery. To best understand Lincoln, we must discuss his remarkable writing and speeches. Professor Louis Masur will provide... read more
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    Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 01-24-2022 to 01-31-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Before even the surrender of France was signed regular members of French society began resisting German occupation. But the French spent almost as much time fighting each other as they did the Germans. But in the end the world saw what individuals were capable of when they gathered to resist the forces of tyranny. In one case a resistance leader proved... read more
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    Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 01-24-2022 to 02-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Tom Henry, M.S.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    The Civil War, Reconstruction and Industrialization put new demands on the presidency. Lincoln's use of emergency and executive powers set powerful new standards. Those who followed struggled with that legacy or embraced it as they faced challenges the writers of the Constitution could not have imagined. The era also saw the first impeachment, the rise of a... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-25-2022 to 01-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM- Central Time
    Instructor: David Lindauer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was one of the turning points in modern history; it ended the Napoleonic Era, and forcefully ushered the central figure of that time – Napoleon himself – out of European politics and into remote exile. But while everyone has heard of the battle, few people know what actually transpired – and why. This first of two... read more
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    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-26-2022 to 01-26-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian & Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    One of the most popular WWII movies was “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen. Based on an actual escape from German Stalag Luft III in March of 1944, the movie took a great deal of dramatic license to tell a gripping story. In fact, the truth is far more compelling and remarkable. Several hundred British officers spent more than a year under the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-01-2022 to 02-01-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM- Central Time
    Instructor: David Lindauer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was one of the turning points in modern history; it ended the Napoleonic Era, and forcefully ushered the central figure of that time – Napoleon himself – out of European politics and into remote exile. But while everyone has heard of the battle, few people know what actually transpired – and why. This session will... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-07-2022 to 02-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: 2022-02-07,2022-02-14
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    In the middle of one of the biggest wars in the 20th century, and without any orders, on 25th December 1914 soldiers stopped shooting at each other. The biggest unorganized war truce in history. To quote a British officer at the time, writing to his mother: “I know this sounds like a fairy tale… But it actually happened.” With the horror of death on a... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-09-2022 to 02-09-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Michael Cude, Ph.D., Schreiner University
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    This course will overview the history of the Roman Republic from its foundation in 509 BC to its end in 27 BC. It will consider Roman culture and government, while overviewing Rome’s expansion from a city-state to a territorial empire. It will conclude with an examination of the factors that led to fall of the Republic in the first century... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 02-09-2022 to 02-23-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Charles Coon, MA
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    If Las Vegas had had a betting line on whether this new country–not yet a nation–would survive its infancy, I suspect at best the odds would have been 50-50. I think that the 1790s was the make-or-break decade for the United States of America. England had not given up hope that we would return to the fold nor had it relinquished its hold on the... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2022 to 02-22-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM- Central Time
    Instructor: Joan Musbach
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Many were surprised that he won the presidential election. He defeated an experienced candidate with an excellent political resume. He won, because unlike his opponent, he had correctly assessed the mood of the electorate in 1844. Historians rate James K. Polk in the top tier of American presidents, yet we rarely pay attention to him. He served only one... read more
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