The AAUW Healdsburg Branch is proud to present two forums on Building Knowledge and Enriching Thought. Click HERE to register.
First: The Transformation of America: A Social and Economic History of the United States
Tuesdays 10–11:45 am, January 12 – February 16
As the nation once again faces profound economic and social challenges, Professor O’Sullivan will lead us on a spirited journey through American history to explore how social change has driven economic transformation, and how economic change has influenced social progress. Starting with the early republic and continuing to contemporary times, this course will explore controversies over slavery, economic development, abolitionism, civil rights, race relations, as well as examining American political leaders, the economic and social paths they pursued, and the consequences of their actions. Many of us may be familiar with the economic and social policies of major historical fi gures such as Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, or Franklin Roosevelt, all of whom will be discussed, but what about the equally important, if lesser known, contributions of figures such as Henry Clay, Frederick Douglass, Frances Perkins, and Walter Reuther, among others?
Chris O’Sullivan (BA UC Berkeley, MA and PhD University of London School of Economics, University of London) teaches American history at the University of San Francisco where he is the recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer award and the Innovations in Teaching Prize. He is the author of six books on American history and has lectured and conducted research at multiple presidential libraries.