10 3, 2019

Alexander Hamilton & the Federalist Republic

By |2019-10-03T06:00:24-04:00October 3, 2019|

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster concluded his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing how Alexander Hamilton (along with his Federalist Papers co-authors James Madison and John Jay) helped form the nation as we know it.

Learn:

  • what Hamilton had to do with the formation of the National Bank, US Mint, and the Coast Guard
  • how some of the principles discussed in the Federalist Papers still guide our nation
  • about Hamilton’s effective and personally devastating way of proving he wasn’t an embezzler.

This program is the fourth in a 4-part series about the American Revolution. You can watch the first three parts online, as well.

Foster’s next lecture is 1819: America in the Era of Good Feelings, which will be 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at our Main Branch. It is part of our year-long bicentennial celebration.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II and US Presidents of the 20th Century.

09 12, 2019

Learn about Alexander Hamilton & The Federalist Papers at Mentor Library

By |2019-09-12T06:00:51-04:00September 12, 2019|

FederalistPapersDiscover how Alexander Hamilton and the other authors of the Federalist Papers argued for ratification of the U.S. Constitution during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

This talk concludes Dr. John Foster’s year-long series on the American Revolution with a spotlight on Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay and The Federalist Papers—a series of 85 articles that became one of our country’s defining documents.

If you wish, you can watch the first three parts of this series online:

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II and US Presidents of the 20th Century.

This special program is free and open to all. People can register to attend online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, Foster previously gave a lecture on Hamilton’s life in total. You can also watch Hamilton: An American Tragedy online.

08 2, 2019

The Making of the US Constitution

By |2019-08-02T06:00:12-04:00August 2, 2019|

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continues his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing the making of the US Constitution.

Learn:

  • why the Articles of Confederation failed
  • how close the country came to collapse in its post-revolutionary years
  • how states with disparate goals and interests compromised to create a Constitution that has stood the test of time for more than 200 years.

This program is the third in a 4-part series about the American Revolution. You can watch the first two parts online, as well.

Foster concludes his series with a talk about Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist papers on Thursday, Sept. 26.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II and US Presidents of the 20th Century.

07 11, 2019

Learn about the making of the Constitution

By |2019-07-11T06:00:09-04:00July 11, 2019|

constitution-1486010Learn the dramatic story of the United States’ founding document during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at our Main Branch.

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will continue his series on the American Revolution with a discussion on the making of the Constitution.

This program is the third in a 4-part series about the American Revolution. You can watch the first two parts online.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II and US Presidents of the 20th Century.

This special program is free and open to all. You can register to attend online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

05 22, 2019

A Military History of the American Revolution

By |2019-05-22T06:00:40-04:00May 22, 2019|

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continues his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing the military history of the Revolutionary War.

Learn:

  • how the colonists defeated the preeminent empire of the era
  • why George Washington was selected to lead the army
  • how the support of other colonial powers like France proved decisive.

This program is the second in a 4-part series about the American Revolution. The first was on the geopolitical and intellectual origins of the Revolutionary War. If you missed it in March, you can watch it now online.

Foster’s series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, with a program on the making of the US Constitution.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II and US Presidents of the 20th Century.

Finally, if you’re interested, most of Foster’s previous historical talks can be viewed in their entirety on our YouTube channel.

 

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