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Winer Zoom Session 2021 Tuesday & Thursday Mornings, Fall Zoom Meetings 2020: 10–11:45 AM

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Winter "Zoom" 2021 Courses

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.

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Mexican Immigration to the U.S.: A Bilateral Perspective, 1965 to the Present

Thursdays 10–11:45 am, January 14 – February 18

Th is course provides an insightful examination of the political and economic conditions, on both sides of the border, that have framed the ups-and-downs of migration of Mexicans to the U.S. Beginning with the origins of Mexican immigration in the late 19th century, the majority of the course will be spent examining the period after the landmark Immigration Act of 1965 to the present. Aside from immigration policies, the course will focus on several related issues, such as the Mexican drug trade, border enforcement (the wall), and the US-Mexico-Canada free trade accord (NAFTA 2.0), among other topics. Particular attention will be given to the Napa/Sonoma region.

Alex M. Saragoza, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, earned his Ph.D. in modern Latin American History from UC, San Diego, specializing in Mexico and Cuba. He has been selected to the Distinguished Lecturer Program of the Organization of American Historians, and in 2017 he was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award by the Osher Life-Learning Institute at UC Berkeley. He has lectured at various universities in the U.S., Cuba and Europe, and he was a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, in 2012. He has served as Director of the UC Center in Mexico City and as Chair of Berkeley’s Latin American Studies Center.

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Registration begins 11/15/2020. Classes will be presented on-line via Zoom, a web conferencing site.

Enrollment Fee: $95 for each six-week course. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable 

Presented by Healdsburg American Association of University Women (AAUW). Proceeds support local educational programs and scholarships for women and girls. For more information, go to healdsburg-ca.aauw.net.

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