The Rise and Fall of the American Republic
This Olio Series examines United States history from its founding to the current day. We will be looking at many facets of American history from culture to politics and economics, and of course its role as a global power. The historical approach presented is not focused on the actions of individuals, per se, but rather the larger ideological, economic, and social developments leading to the formation of the current US culture in addition to examining our history as a narrative.
(Dec. 4th) Part I - Defeating an Empire: The Birth of a Republic
This part of the series covers from the beginning of the American Revolution to the end of the American Civil War. We will discuss the revolution and its impact as well as the expansion west, the creation of an American national ideology and character, and the conflict that arose in defining those ideas. This section ends by examining the causes and some of the ramifications of the Civil War.
**A 3-part series on Mondays (Dec 4, 11, & 18) from 7:30-9:30pm at Strong Rope Brewery. It's $15 for one or $40 to come to three.
Strong Rope Brewery creates handcrafted local and organic ales featuring seasonal offerings that will use the freshest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices showcasing the New York State farmers and malters we work with to create great tasting beer.
Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.