Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
From 9:40 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Eastern Time
This class is part of a four-part online series examining the history, geography and culture of the West.
About the Event
The past and present of the American West have captured the imagination of people throughout the world like no other region of the country. The cowboy herding cattle and the Indian fighting to maintain traditional lands and ancient cultures are but two iconic symbols of the West. But what is the West? How has this region had such an impact on the imagination, economy, society and culture of the country? This four-part series, offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, explores the geography, cultures and economies of the region throughout its history.
The class will be held weekly on Wednesdays from February 1st through February 22. (If you miss classes and would like to watch a recording, please visit OLLI Mason’s YouTube Channel.) Instructor Richard Stillson has a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of “Spreading the News: A History of Information in the California Gold Rush.”
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