New! The American West, 1864-1890

New! The American West, 1864-1890
6 sessions, 12 hours

Learn all about the climate and topography of the American West including the many lessons of the explorer and geologist, John Wesley Powell. In this course, you’ll also learn the realities of settlement and prairie schooner travel, including what caused the demise of the buffalo and rise of cattle. The influence of corporations on railroads and ranches will be explored. Finally, we’ll learn more about the Indian Wars and Custer.

Instructor: Colonial historian Roger G. Swartz received national acclaim for his two books covering the frontiers of the American Revolution. In 2004, he was chosen, along with 2 others, to be the educational coordinator for the 13-day bus tour sponsored by then National Elderhostel program for the 250th anniversary commemoration of
the French & Indian War, 1754 – 1763.

ILR892 The American West, 1864-1890
5-Digit Number: 17238
Mon, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 5/6 – 6/17
No Class: 5/27
Location: Conference Center/E123
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $99.00 Total: $139.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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