Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Apr. 24–May 15
Instructor: John Carter
Individuals and families will attempt to find a community in which they can live, with some degree of security, as fully-functioning citizens in that society. Fully-functioning citizens can own land, vote, hold office, worship freely, and participate in government without restrictions. Individuals and families also attempt to maximize their positions within a society or to advance within it to a point where they are “making it.” The McClellan family were 18th century immigrants who went on to make it in America over the course of four generations. Their story will be covered from Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania; Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Loudoun County, Virginia; Rockingham County, North Carolina; Lincoln County, Tennessee; and Limestone County, Alabama.
John C. Carter has spent over 40 years in college admissions work. He is a graduate of George Mason University with an MA in history and MA in psychology. He has expertise as a historical researcher, lecturer, and author (Welcome the Hour of Conflict: William Cowan McClellan and the 9th Alabama). He has taught at OLLI for over 20 years and is the assistant curator at the Stuart-Mosby Museum in Centreville.