The Boston immersion courses will include the traditional content of UU history classes in a dynamic setting. We will explore the Unitarian engagement with the Civil War alongside a trip to the Shaw memorial on Boston Common; discuss Emerson’s Divinity School Address from the very hall in which it was delivered. We will grapple with the profound issues of the Black Empowerment movement from the floor of the Arlington Street Church, where the delegates disappointed by the actions of that General Assembly gathered. Our ambivalence regarding formal association will be discussed from within the offices of the UUA itself and with UUA officials; as we learn of our complicated relationship to class, we will explore the Beacon Hill neighborhood. We can accompany our discussion of the reinvention of 20th century Universalism with a trip to the Charles Street Meeting House. Touring the Athenaeum, we both encounter and discuss the Unitarian transformation of 19th century literature. Students will be given the opportunity, if desired, to room at Pickett & Eliot House, the bed and breakfast facility of the UUA. Intensive, Oct. 25-28, 2013.