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The Truth About American History: An Austro-Jeffersonian Perspective, with Thomas Woods

June 20

Auburn, Alabama

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Thomas E. Woods, history professor at Suffolk Community College, is a prolific specialist in American Colonial history, the Progressive Era, and modern political history, and the author an important intellectual history of the progressive era as well as an evaluation of Catholic social thought in light of Austrian economics. Most famously, he is the author of the bestselling book The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (Regnery 2004), a book that generated more controversy than any history book in recent years. He is also a very gifted teacher.

Professor Woods did his undergraduate work at Harvard and received his PhD from Columbia University, and knows the mainstream material as well or better than its practioners. But he is also very well school in Austrian economics and the historical revisionist method of Murray N. Rothbard.

His plan in this seminar is to cover the material in his books but also fill in many details that defend the Jeffersonian-Rothbardian perspective. Here is the cutting edge of libertarian history that completely rethinks the meaning and impact of the welfare-warfare state.

The seminar will consist of two primary lectures per day for five days, June 20-June 24, 2005, and discussion time with the professor. The Seminar is open to full-time students (no charge for qualifying students), faculty, and current Members of the Mises Institute (Click HERE to join). Registration is $125 for Mises Institute Members and faculty, including daily boxed lunches and refreshment breaks, and the use of Mises Institute research libraries and computers. You may register online  . Dormitory rooms are available for $35 per person per night double-occupancy or $45 per night single-occupancy. For other Auburn accommodations, go here. For Atlanta-Auburn airport shuttles, see  Express85.

Students may apply for tuition scholarships by submitting the  online application form along with a copy of student ID and an informal transcript copy.  This information can be mailed to Woods Scholarship Committee, Mises Institute, 518 West Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, Alabama 36832, or faxed to 734-448-8148, or emailed to pat@mises.org.

 Readings

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2004)

Schedule (Central Daylight Time)

Monday, June 20
9:30 a.m. shuttle from Commons Dorm/AU Hotel to Mises Institute
10:00-11:30 Thomas Jefferson and the Principles of '98 [live audio] [live video]
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 States' Rights in Theory and Practice [live audio] [live video]
7:00 Movie

Tuesday, June 21
10:00-11:30 The States' Rights Tradition Nobody Knows [live audio] [live video]
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 The Fourteenth Amendment [live audio] [live video]

Wednesday, June 22
10:00 - 11:30 The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part I [live audio] [live video]
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part II [live audio] [live video]
7:00 Movie

Thursday, June 23
10:00 - 11:30 Major Episodes in American Labor History: An Austrian Reevaluation, Part I [live audio] [live video]
Noon - 1:00 lunch
2:00 - 3:30 Major Episodes in American Labor History:  An Austrian Reevaluation, Part II [live audio] [live video]

Friday, June 24
10:00 - 11:30 The American Presidency: Critical Episodes in Its Growth, Part I [live audio] [live video]
Noon - 1:00 lunch
2:00-3:30 The American Presidency: Critical Episodes in Its Growth, Part II [live audio] [live video]
5:00 Pizza party
7:00 Movie

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