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Keywords: 'The Hermitage' (this phrase)
Program: Landmarks of American History*
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BH-50309-09

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Janice M. Leone (Project Director: March 2009 to June 2011)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, on major themes in nineteenth-century American history.

"The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861" will examine the growing body of humanities scholarship on the early nineteenth century. Each workshop will combine classroom and field studies, including archaeology. Participants will use as primary source evidence a variety of documents from the 1801-1861 time period, the objects in The Hermitage's collections, the books the Jackson family owned, the archaeological remains left behind by the enslaved black families, the architecture, and the cultural landscape to examine six interpretive themes:-Growing Democracy-Cotton Economy and Slavery-Indians and Westward Expansion-Reform and Religion-Women's Lives in a Changing America-Developing a Distinct American Material Culture

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$159,972 (approved)
$159,972 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010


BH-50206-07

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Janice M. Leone (Project Director: March 2007 to September 2012)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops for 80 school teachers held at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, on major themes in nineteenth-century American history.

This project will examine the growing body of humanities scholarship on the early nineteenth century. Each workshop will combine classroom and field studies, including archaeology. Participants will use as primary source evidence a variety of documents from the 1801-1861 time period, the objects in The Hermitage's collections, the books the Jackson family owned, the archaeological remains left behind by the enslaved black families, the architecture, and the cultural landscape to examine six interpretive themes. Themes include: * Growing Democracy * Cotton Economy and Slavery * Indians and Westward Expansion * Reform and Religion * Women's Lives in a Changing America * Developing a Distinct American Material Culture

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$140,915 (approved)
$140,915 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2008


BH-50096-06

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Janice M. Leone (Project Director: August 2005 to November 2007)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America, 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops for 80 school teachers held at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, on major themes in nineteenth-century American history.

The Hermigage, Home of President Andrew jackson, and Middle Tennessee State University propose to partner in offering two sessions of a one-week workshop for teachers titled "The Hermitage, Andrew jackson and America 1801-1861. The workshops will consist of three primary elements: lectures followed by discussion groups, a variety of field study sessions examining the material culture of early nineteenth-century America, and time devoted to planning educational projects. Workshop participants will be expected to complete a set of readings prior to the beginning of the workshop.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$142,656 (approved)
$142,656 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 12/31/2006


BH-50045-04

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Rebecca Conard (Project Director: August 2003 to June 2005)
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861

Two one-week workshops held at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville, Tennessee, on major themes in early 19th-century American history.

Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson, will conduct two, one-week workshops, for 50 participants each, on “The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861.” Four days of each workshop will take place at the 1120-acre National Historic Landmark at Nashville, Tennessee. The fifth day will be spent on the MTSU campus where core faculty and master teachers will work with participants to help them develop written plans for individual projects. Visiting scholars include prominent Jacksonian scholars Daniel Feller, author of The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 and editor of the Jackson Papers, and Harry Watson, author of Liberty and Power:The Politics of Jacksonian America.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$149,196 (approved)
$149,196 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2004 – 12/31/2004