Experiencing America: A Tour through American History

UA Gadsden Center

121 North 1st St.
Gadsden, AL 35901
USA

Instructor: Shirley de Pont - Room 110; This is a Great Course presentation. Smithsonian Secretary, Richard Kurin, and his colleagues, have selected some stellar treasures of American history to present directly to you in a lecture tour. The selected objects represent American political, cultural, and scientific achievements, as well as military and social conflicts. They include both natural and man-made objects, as well as the technologies we use to understand these objects. These objects have been grouped in ways that are sometimes obvious, sometimes not-so-obvious, to offer a unique perspective on American history – a perspective that only the Smithsonian’s collections can offer. The objects you will learn about in this course were not just witnesses to history; they were a necessary part of history – as essential as the people and ideas that surrounded them.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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