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Rock County Seminar Series

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Patriotism, Dissent and the Other in American History

At times of crisis or fear the concepts of patriotism, free speech and dissent have been up for grabs. What did being an "American" mean and what were the limits of dissent? Through lectures, short readings and discussion, explore 4 of these eras from the beginning of the United States through the 20th century. Are these historical experiences relevant today?

Dates: April 2019; 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

  • Seminar 1 - April 3rd: Early America and Definitions of Sedition - cancelled
  • Seminar 2 - April 10th: "Americanism" and Dissent in the World War I Era - cancelled
  • Seminar 3 - April 17th: Challenging Japanese American Internment in World War II
  • Seminar 4 - April 24th: The Red Scares of the 20th Century - cancelled

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We accept walk up registrations at event check-in.

Fees: $15 per seminar

Attend All Seminar Discount: Receive $20 off your registration if you register to attend all seminars.  Make sure to use promo code ATTENDINGALL at check out.  Discount cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $20 if you do not register to attend all seminars and used the promo code.

Fees Include

Fee includes instruction and materials.


Early cancellations will receive a full refund minus $10 cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the camp. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name and event title.  Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

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Check-in will take place in the Allen Hall, Room 06 at 6:00 p.m with Professor Jozwiak.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Driving Directions

Directions to Rock County campus can be found online by clicking here.  Address is 2909 Kellogg Ave Janesville WI, 53546.


Free parking is available in campus lots except in areas reserved for faculty and staff as well as on the streets near the campus. Parking on campus is regulated by the Rock County Sheriff’s Department.

Elizabeth A. Jozwiak

Elizabeth A. Jozwiak, PhD is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater at Rock County.


If you have questions about the classes please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu or by calling (608) 758-6565 ext. 360.

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