26th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference

Activist America: Social, Political, and Cultural Movements in the United States since the 1890s

Your choice of one day between Tuesday, April 12–Friday, April 15, 2016
9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

The reform impulse runs deep in American life. Throughout United States history, ordinary citizens, farmers, workers, consumers, politicians, artists, and intellectuals sought to change American society and institutions. Since the late 19th century, Americans have mobilized for populism, progressivism, feminism, environmentalism, the anti-war movement, civil rights, the counterculture, conservatism, and the consumer movement. The 26th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference explores these topics and others through insightful seminars offered by local college and university professors that challenge students to think critically and engage in in-depth discussions about the political, social, and cultural history of the United States since the 1890s.

Seminars

(Participants select two seminars to attend.)
“Don’t Iron While the Strike is Hot”: The 1970 Women’s Strike for Equality: Origins, Meanings, and Outcomes
Timothy Kneeland, PhD, Nazareth College
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

Women, Children, and Progressive Activism
LaKisha Simmons, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

Immigration Reform and the Politics of Security, Economics, and National Character
James Spiller, PhD, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Tuesday or Thursday

The Long Civil Rights Movement
Jason Young, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
Wednesday or Friday

“Raise Less Corn and More Hell”: The Populist Movement
Michael Brown, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tuesday

Sequoias, DDT, and Spaceship Earth: Environmental Activism in America
Christina Jarvis, PhD, State University of New York at Fredonia
Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

Schedule

Arrival and Registration: 8:30–8:55 a.m.
Seminar I: 9–10:10 a.m
Seminar II: 10:25–11:25 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
Panel Symposium: 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Registration

Call 585-263-2700 before March 7, 2016 to register. Cost is $12.50 per person. Lunches may be pre-ordered when registering.​