Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Thursday, September 21

10:00 am - 11:30 am


Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 to 11:30am. Village Center.  No registration required. Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, leads these DVD lectures presenting a captivating and comprehensive tour of important moments in the story of America. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.

September 21 Lectures:

1942: Surprise – The Battle of Midway. This lecture make the case for the Battle of Midway as the critical battle of World War II, specifically because it ended major Japanese offensive operations in the Pacific and allowed America to focus on defeating Nazi Germany.

1945: The Land of Lawns – Suburbanization. An overlooked turning point in American history, this lecture examines early versions of suburbanization and the five federal policy initiatives that led to the extraordinary housing boom, the establishing of the “middle class”, and more.

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