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American History Mondays with Dr. Richard Bell: The Newly United States and the World

American History Mondays with Dr. Richard Bell: The Newly United States and the World


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Americans spent many years trying to distinguish themselves and their new country from the people and government that they revolted against in 1776. Part of the process of definition that took place on the world stage—in foreign policy. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison each took turns using American foreign policy to try to win the respect of the European superpowers. We’ll examine their approaches, beginning with US foreign policy responses to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War. We’ll tackle the Jay Treaty and Quasi-War with France, and the Alien and Sedition Acts and then pivot to the rise of the first party system and the election of 1800. We’ll conclude with America’s role in the world at the dawn of the new century.

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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Vivienne (San Diego, US)
Another rock star seminar from Dr. Bell

Dr, Bell was really on his game with this one. The seminar started and it seemed that a minute later I looked at the time and we were already 45 minutes in,. The time flew by with the incredibly passionate and engaging presentation and due to Dr. Bell's method of engaging with the participants. He really made these years of American history not only riveting and comprehensible but meaningful.

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Vivienne (San Diego, US)
Another rock star seminar from Dr. Bell

Dr, Bell was really on his game with this one. The seminar started and it seemed that a minute later I looked at the time and we were already 45 minutes in,. The time flew by with the incredibly passionate and engaging presentation and due to Dr. Bell's method of engaging with the participants. He really made these years of American history not only riveting and comprehensible but meaningful.