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Five Controversial People Who Changed American History

We will study the experiences, personalities, ideas, and actions of five individuals that made a significant impact on American life. We may admire or criticize viewpoints promoted by these controversial figures, but clearly each person “made a difference.” William Lloyd Garrison launched the abolitionist movement against slavery. Henry Ford, a brilliant businessman, waded into politics and controversy. Margaret Sanger pioneered the campaign for birth control. Albert Einstein, the famous scientist, played a role in the development of the atomic bomb. Milton Friedman, an economist, promoted ideas now associated with conservatism and libertarianism. 

Instructor Bio:

Bob Toplin (Robert Brent Toplin), has taught courses at the University of Virginia. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and was a professor at Denison University. Toplin has published eleven books, numerous articles, and has made several appearances on nationally broadcast television and radio programs.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A11 Robert Toplin Sep 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 We 10:00-11:30 a.m. Unity of Charlottesville WL

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