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Saturday Seminar:

The Rhetoric of Race and Reform, 1861-1871

Led by
Professor Lucia Z. Knoles, Assumption College and

Saturday, December 2, 2006
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Assumption College

Lucia Knoles will guide participants through letters to and from freedmen and freedmen.s teachers as well as other documents (laws, articles, reports, etc) dealing with slavery to foster a discussion about the rhetoric of race in the Civil War-era United States. Knoles will feature a website she is developing with sources found at the American Antiquarian Society, Through a Glass Darkly: Images of Race, Region, and Reform in the Northern Press and the Letters of Freedmen and Freedmen's Teachers, 1862-1871.

Each seminar is worth 5 PDPs, and you are expected to attend the entire event. You do not have to be enrolled in the fall Teaching American History (TAH) course to be eligible to register for the Saturday seminars, but you must be a teacher in the Worcester, Millbury, or Sutton public school districts. Some pre-reading may be required. Space is limited.


Registration Deadline: November 21

To register, please contact Amy Sopcak at (508) 471-2129 or asopcak[at] Preference will be given to teachers from the Worcester, Millbury, and Sutton school districts, but teachers from other districts who are interested are encouraged to contact Amy to be placed on a waiting list.


TAH Courses, Saturday Seminars, and Summer Institutes, 2006-2008



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