American History Mondays with Dr. Richard Bell: The World of 1492

American History Mondays with Dr. Richard Bell: The World of 1492


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Let’s begin at the beginning. But where is that exactly? The history of North America doesn’t begin in 1492 when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. It begins millennia before then when the first humans settled this great continent.

Who were those first settlers—the people we now call Native Americans? How did they get to America and what sorts of lives did they build for themselves when they got here? Why did the Europeans come searching for a new world in 1492? What were Columbus and his patrons, the King and Queen of Spain, hoping to find on the other side of the Atlantic? And what sort of colonies and empires did the Spanish (and, soon after, the French) build on this continent and in the Caribbean when their ships finally hit land?

Dr. Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship and the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar Award. Professor Bell is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home, which was shortlisted for the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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J.M.C.
1492 - Looking at the Legacy of Columbus - Brave Explorer or Evil Exploiter

I always enjoy Dr. Bell's classes especially that he gets the participants involved. He provides just enough information so you learn something but you are not overwhelmed.

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K.
Enjoyable and informative

Great balance between information and discussion with a lively set of interactions between participants and Dr. Bell.

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M.T.
World of 1492

Great teacher. Engaging. Liked his readings of two different historians & their interpretations of Christopher Columbus, his contributions, reputation, etc. my 2nd course w/ this professor. Will take more.

j
j.t.
Familiar date

Dr. Bell is a charismatic teacher but the Socratic method is difficult to employ in this venue

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
57%
(4)
43%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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J
J.M.C.
1492 - Looking at the Legacy of Columbus - Brave Explorer or Evil Exploiter

I always enjoy Dr. Bell's classes especially that he gets the participants involved. He provides just enough information so you learn something but you are not overwhelmed.

A
A.

Guest did not leave comment

K
K.
Enjoyable and informative

Great balance between information and discussion with a lively set of interactions between participants and Dr. Bell.

M
M.T.
World of 1492

Great teacher. Engaging. Liked his readings of two different historians & their interpretations of Christopher Columbus, his contributions, reputation, etc. my 2nd course w/ this professor. Will take more.

j
j.t.
Familiar date

Dr. Bell is a charismatic teacher but the Socratic method is difficult to employ in this venue