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The Spanish and Mexican Influences on California, 1769-1884

The Spanish and Mexican Influences on California, 1769-1884

An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for K-12 Teachers
July 25-29, 2011 and August 1-5, 2011


Letter from the Director, Dr. Josh Sides,
Whitsett Professor of California History
Director of the Center for Southern California Studies
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

“We Americans have yet to really learn our antecedents . . . We tacitly abandon ourselves to the notion that our United States have been fashion’d from the British Island only . . . which is a very grave mistake.”
                                                            Walt Whitman (1883)

DEAR COLLEAGUE: Thank you for your interest in the Spanish and Mexican history and culture that shaped California and changed the nation. The History Department at CSU Northridge is delighted to host an NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshop “The Spanish and Mexican Influences on California, 1769-1884,” in the Summer of 2011. Teachers and librarians, grades K-12, from throughout the United States are invited to apply for this workshop, which will feature internationally known scholars, historical tours, and in-depth study of this critical period in the history of Latin America, the United States, and the American West. Successful applicants will assume the title of NEH Summer Scholar. The workshop will be offered twice and applicants may apply to one, but not both, workshops. The first is the week of July 25-29, 2011 and the second is the week of August 1-5, 2011.



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