• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-15-2021 to 04-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    Seen through American eyes, the Revolution marks a triumphant moment. Through British eyes, it looked quite different. To the King, the war for independence was an affront, a temper tantrum by an ungrateful colonial rabble. But, as historian Richard Bell explains, beyond the palace and Parliament, British responses to the war were anything but monolithic.... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2021 to 04-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:15 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Megan Merriman, MPH
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    The world is full of smart, brave and strong women who have stood up to the most daunting challenges to make their voices heard while working to change the world. We will discuss some of these incredible women and their... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2021 to 04-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Since our first Presidential election when the nation unanimously elected George Washington, the history of presidential elections in the United States has been marked by controversy, back room deals and on a couple of occasions been decided by the House of Representatives.  Blaine Davies explores the turbulent history of our Presidential elections dating... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-23-2021 to 04-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Miriam Caiden, MSG PhD
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Los Angeles Oasis

    America is a nation of stories. Every American has travelled through time and space, and each journey is a unique story. In this series, we share the journeys of our fellow Americans, whether around the neighborhood, across the country, or across the world as we explore what it means to be American in the third century of our democracy. Our “My American... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-27-2021 to 04-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    This presentation will explore the history of the Norsemen from their humble beginnings in Scandinavia to the legacy they left Europe and the world.  Learn about their culture, government, religion, and how Viking commerce and exploration were as important to the Norse as were raiding and conquest.  Although, it was the latter activities that led the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-27-2021 to 04-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Bill Keene, Urban Historian
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The story of how Los Angeles evolved from a sleepy vacation destination into a megalopolis is a fascinating excursion into booster history, luck, and climate.  In this richly illustrated lecture, Bill Keene develops a vision of how LA, a city without a significant water supply or natural port, secured an abundant supply from hundreds of miles away to... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 05-06-2021 to 05-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The War of 1812 is a conflict that everybody thinks they won and no one remembers.  It was the only US war fought in Western New York yet it's the foundation stone for both the modern US Army and Navy.  It's probably the least understood conflict in US history but started with what the US saw as terrorist activity and a major terrorist attack on US... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-10-2021 to 05-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Naomi Darenblum
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This lecture explores the history of how Latin American countries responded to World War II.  We will examine how allied and non-allied states in the region navigated the challenges of the Axis threat to their national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on their national economies and domestic political and... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 05-10-2021 to 05-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Charles Ponzi was the embodiment of the concept of thinking big and believing in yourself. Probably no one ever born believed in his ability more than he did. And the 1920s was the get rich era of the American dream. When these two forces met it resulted in an explosion which cost millions. And through it all, when doubters assailed Charles Ponzi... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-11-2021 to 05-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Maria Butler, MA Lecturer Emerita San Diego State University
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Before the European conquest, the Aztec empire functioned as a city state and its capitol Tenochtitlan was one of the most populated and beautiful cities in the world.  Society was stratified, with a subordinate labor force and a slave system that served the nobility. The State’s wealth depended on territorial expansion. The role of the warrior and the... read more
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