Readings and Schedule is up on Canvas, but this is probably easier to access, modified 2nd half 10/29.

Week
Topic

Assigned Reading/ Work Due by Class

#1

8/31

Introduction to Class

Reconstruction

What is the significance of the "Address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States," what does this document reveal about the nature and challenges of Reconstruction?

 

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Introduction to Class & Reconstruction

Doc #1: "An address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States of America adopted by a convention of Negroes held in Alexandria, Virginia, from August 2 to 5, 1865," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in Documents 1851-1871, From Revolution to Reconstruction 

Additional Readings:

Taylor Branch, Intro to Parting the Waters, pp. 1-26.

Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic, pp. 1-45.  (more here if you want to read it)

Woodard, American Nations: Deep South, Midlands, Greater Appalachia, 82-114.

Text (Henretta): Chapter 15 (Reconstruction)

Work Due:  Reading, Analyzing-Explaining Documents (to study, write paragraphs about each) For Week One, turn-in a typed paragraph interpreting "The Address," after reading the text and additional documents.  Also, there is the extra credit Labor Day question)

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I appreciate your punctuality to class--computers are not allowed in class, please take notes with pen and paper, we will be happy to suggest excellent ways of taking notes - and thanks for not texting and for putting phones, etc. away

#2

9/7

 

The Meaning of Reconstruction

Reconstruction What is the significance of the "Address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States," what does this document reveal about the nature and challenges of Reconstruction?

 

Reconstruction

Doc #1: "An address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States of America adopted by a convention of Negroes held in Alexandria, Virginia, from August 2 to 5, 1865," in Documents 1851-1871, From Revolution to Reconstruction (Linked on Moodle) Web link here: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/index.htm Document link: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1851-1875/slavery/addres  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Additional Readings:

Taylor Branch, Intro to Parting the Waters, pp. 1-26.

Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic, pp. 1-88.

Woodard, American Nations: Appalachia and the Deep South spread West, pp. 189-208.

Text (Henretta): Chapter 15 (Reconstruction)

Work Due:

1-Reading,

2-Analyzing-Explaining Documents (to study week's reading, write paragraphs about each document, defining sifnificance)

3-Paragraph on Significance of "An Address," adding context from the text (Henretta) and the Additional Readings (Branch, Horwitz)

4-Extra Credit Paragraph:  Why do Americans celebrate Labor Day officially in September?

# 3

9/14

American Dreamd of The West

How did the Lakota Sioux Treaty here significant, and what does it tell us about the West in the second half of the nineteenth century?

 

 

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The West

Doc #2:  Fort Laramie Treaty Treaty of 1868 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Please note: The Smithsonian Lakota Count Exhibit has been taken down, my apologies, in its place I have a link here to the Fort Laramie Treaty--what is the significance of this 1868 treaty?  Read the Treaty, the document, and here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. you will find the actual text.

Additional Readings:

Stegner, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs, Introduction, 1-21, 34-41, & 45-56.  Wallace Stegner is a fiction writer who has focused on the West.  This is a nonfiction piece about his experiences and some of his ideas about the West--how does Wallace Stegner define the West?

Woodard, American Nations, pp. 1-23, 208-253.

Text (Henretta): Chapter 16 (Conquering a Continent)

Work Due:

1-Analyzing-Explaining Documents (to study week's reading, write paragraphs about each document, defining significance)

2-Choose document/s for your first paper.

3-Quiz #1.

#4

9/21

Urban Middle West and North East: Immigration, Industrialization and Reform

What was life like in the cities for workers, for Industrialists, and for a burgeoning middle class?  Why was there a steady growth in the demand for reform?

Immigration, Industrialization, & Reform (NYC & Chicago, above)

Doc #3: "Horatio Alger, Who Shall Win, A Story of School Life," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Golden days for boys and girls. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 6, 1880) Published: Philadelphia : James Elverson, 1880. 

Doc #4: "Andrew Carnegie note, Wealth, June 1889, " (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in Documents 1876-1900, From Revolution to Reconstruction 

Doc #5: Mark Twain on Horatio Alger found at "Horatio Alger, Jr. Resources, Washburn University. "Good" & "Bad" Boy Parodies of Horatio Alger:  "The Good Little Boy" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. & "The Bad Little Boy"  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

(from Horatio Alger Page:  https://washburn.edu/sobu/broach/algerres.html) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Doc #6: "Henry George note, Excerpt from:Progress and Poverty 1879, " (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in Documents 1876-1900, From Revolution to Reconstruction

Doc #7:"Lower East Side Tenement Museum," http://www.tenement.org/ Take an hour to go to New York and to take this VIRTUAL TOUR (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. of a tenement. There are other exhibits at this site that are worth visiting. Explore at the NYC Tenement Museum (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Also, a great website for Chicago: 

Additional Readings:

David O. Stowell, Streets, Railroads, and the Great Strike of 1877, pp. 1-69 & 116-127 (to be linked in Canvas)

Woodard, American Nations, pp. 34-72, 92-100, 173-199.  (Tidewater region w/ South)

Text (Henretta): 

Chapters 17 & 18 (Industrializing America & The Victorians Make the Modern)

Work Due:  Reading, Analyzing-Explaining Documents (to study, write paragraphs about each)

#5

9/28

Reforming the Political System: Socialism, Populism, & Progressivism

What national issues emerge, and what reforms become the focus of late nineteenth century political reform movements?  Why?

The documents below are from presidential collections, UCSB's The Presidency Project, The Yale Avalon Project, and the Library of Congress--all wonderful places to look for sources on government-related documents.  

Progressive Political Reform, 1880-1920

Doc #8: "Rutherford B. Hayes, Inaugural address, Monday, March 5, 1877" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Presidential Papers)

Doc #9: "James Garfield, Inaugural Address"  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (UCSB Presidency Project)

Doc #10: "Grover Cleveland, First inaugural address, Wednesday, March 4, 1885" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Second Inaugural Address (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. of Cleveland (Avalon Project)

Doc #11: "Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), 23rd president of the United States: 1889-1893" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from (The Library of Congress) 

Doc #12:  Stead, Preface and "In the Harrison Street Police Station" from If Christ Came to Chicago (1894) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.--please note this is from a marvelous website called "Homicides in Chicago" and it has some wonderful publications and documents from the 1870s and 1890s+ (homicide.northwestern.edu)

Additional Readings: Robert Caro, The Power Broker, pp. 1-37 (the module attached to this week says pp. 1-21, but it is really 1-54, you need only t read to 37)

Text (Henretta): Chapter 19 & 20  (Civilization's Inferno and Whose Government?)

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Documents (write paragraph on each to study, in your own words), Paper #1 Due

#6

10/5

Imperialism

How do Americans (people, politicians, and leaders) see their place in the world? Why did the U.S. become involved in the world, what motivations were there for Americans to expand their spheres of interest in the 1890s, and what rhetoric developed for early American foreign policies?  why?

 

 

Expanding the American Vision

Doc #13: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th president of the United States, speeches. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  Some of these include audio.

Doc #14: "American Anti-Imperialist League, 1899," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in Internet Modern History Sourcebook, published by Fordham University, a rich source for documents.

Doc #15: "Rudyard Kipling, The White Man's Burden, 1899," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in Internet Modern History Sourcebook.

Doc #16: World Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.--go to this fair via visual documents found in "The Dream City" along with Encyclopedia description on Chicago's World Expo of 1893 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Additional Reading: first half of The Murder of the Century

Text (Henretta): Chapter 21 (Emerging World Power)

Work Due:

1-Reading, Analyzing Documents (write paragraphs about each)

2-Quiz #2

#7

10/12

Modern Life: WWI & 1920s

 

What qualities do you find best define "Modernity"?  

 

World War & Modernity in the Twenties (after Midterm)

Doc #17: "President Wilson's Fourteen Points," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. found at the WWI Document Archive (BYU) under "Conventions, Treaties, and Official Papers," then "United States" under "Official Papers by Country," then "President Wilson's Fourteen Points." 

Doc #18: "WWI Image Archive, Photographs" Found at: the WWI Archive (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and WWI Military History The Great War (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (key words "photos of the Great War" and "Heads of State" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.)

A-"Heads of State"--this page is no longer up, but the idea is to identify some of the leaders before and after the war--what kinds of changes to you see in uniforms and styles?  Also, military methods, discipline, warfare and weapons?

Additional Reading: second half of The Murder of the Century

Text (Henretta): Chapter 22 (Cultural Conflict, Bubble, and Bust)

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Documents (to study, write paragraphs of significance for each)

#8

10/19

Midterm Examination, Reconstruction through the 1920s
(from Wk 7)

Modern Life: WWI & 1920s

What are the elements of "Modernity"?

Doc #17: "President Wilson's Fourteen Points," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. found at the WWI Document Archive (BYU) under "Conventions, Treaties, and Official Papers," then "United States" under "Official Papers by Country," then "President Wilson's Fourteen Points." 

Doc #18: "WWI Image Archive, Photographs" Found at: the WWI Archive (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and WWI Military History The Great War (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (key words "photos of the Great War" and "Heads of State" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.)

A-"Heads of State"--this page is no longer up, but the idea is to identify some of the leaders before and after the war--what kinds of changes to you see in uniforms and styles?  Also, military methods, discipline, warfare and weapons?

Additional Reading: second half of The Murder of the Century

Text (Henretta): Chapter 22 (Cultural Conflict, Bubble, and Bust)

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Documents (to study, write paragraphs of significance for each)

#9

10/26

(WWI & Twenties)

Great Depression & New Deal -Liberal Shift

Evaluate the New Deal Programs of the FDR Administration.  How do they relate to earlier progressive reforms, and in what ways does the New Deal change federal governance?  In FDR's second Administration there was opposition to his programs, why do you think his programs passed (and over the opposition of the Supreme Court)?

Twenties, Modernity, and Economy--what is "modernity"? What is the role of the federal government in "Modern Life"?

Doc #19: "Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First inaugural address, Saturday, March 4, 1933," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and later Declaring War on the GD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (National Archives Documents)

Doc #20: "America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945," (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Library of Congress.

Choose FIVE photographs that you find most reflective of the Great Depression. Why did you choose these five?

Doc #21: "By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943, (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site." Library of Congress, found at: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaposquery.html (linked on Moodle)

Which five posters do you find most insightful and appealing?  What do you think was the impact of these posters?

Text: Chapter 23 (Managing the GD, Forging the New Deal)

Additional Reading: AndreaTone on "Birth Control in the 1930s"

Film: Influenza (Class & Canvas)

Film: New York: Episode 4 "The Power"

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Document (write paragraphs on significance)

#10

11/2

Great Depression, A New Deal and the Coming of WWII

What is the overall impact of the Great Depression, The New Deal, and WWII and why is the push for liberal change strong enough to transform the federal government? How does it transform the role of the federal government?

Doc #19: As listed for previous week - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Doc #20: As listed for previous week - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaposquery.html  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Doc #21: War of the Worlds (linked on Moodle) WOW TRANSCRIPT: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/orsonwellswaroftheworlds.htm (American Rhetoric Online) Read transcripts, listen to radio show, and read news accounts that followed the program. Why did this event happen? Prelinger Audio: http://www.archive.org/details/CMMugsyCalamWaroftheWorlds_1  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Text (Henretta): Chapter 24 on WWII

Additional Reading: Wilkerson, Warmth of Other Suns, Intro and Epilogue on Canvas, in reverse order.

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Document

#11

11/9

WWII & the Cold War Fifties

 

What was the impact of WWII and the Cold War on the U.S.--how does war affect American society, culture, and political economy?

Doc #19: As listed for previous week - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/

Doc #20: As listed for previous week - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaposquery.html

Doc #21: War of the Worlds (linked on Canvas)

WOW TRANSCRIPT: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/orsonwellswaroftheworlds.htm
(American Rhetoric Online) Read transcripts, listen to radio show, and read news accounts that followed the program. Why did this event happen?

Text: Chapter 24 & 25 on WWII and the Cold War

Additional Reading: Wilkerson, Warmth of Other Suns, as above; and Tone on "The Fashionable Pill" (Canvas)

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Document, Quiz #3

#12

11/16

Suburban Middle Class

& the "Other" America

What was life like in Cold War America?

Doc #22: Fifties & Advertisements

1-AdClassix.com: http://www.adclassix.com/sitemap.htm

2-Advertising Archives: Fifties at http://www.advertisingarchives.co.uk/gallery_1950s.php (linked on Canvas)

Doc #23: ARE YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE (1950) http://www.archive.org/details/AreYouRe1950 (linked on Canvas)

Text: Chapter 26, Triumph of the Middle Class

Additional Reading: No Taylor Branch reading, no extra reading for this week.

Film: The Pill (Canvas)

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Document

#13

11/23

Thanksgiving

Cold War Children,

Liberalism, and Civil Rights

Why does the Civil Rights' Movemet grow, and what is its impact on people, institutions, the law, and the Constitution?

Doc #24: The Pill, a PBS Film with website and links found at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/ Make sure to find the links to the Interviews with mostly women "before and after." (linked on Canvas)

Doc #25: Civil Rights Movement Veterans at http://www.crmvet.org/ (linked on Canvas)

Text: Chapter 27 on Civil Rights Movement, 1941-1973

Additional Reading: Gene Roberts & Hank Klibanoff, The Race Beat,Chapters 1 & 2 (Canvas)

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Document

#14

11/30

Vietnam & the New Left

 

What is Emile de Antonio's main point illustrated in his 1968 "Year of the Pig," and what kind of documentary evidence does he use? What is the impact of the Vietnam on Americans in the 1960s, why, and what is the New Left?

Doc #26: "Year of the Pig" 1968 (film) Interview with Antonio at http://www.reverseshot.com/article/emile_de_antonio_interview

Year of the Pig on YouTube (watch first part): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQhwEGVVGS4 (linked on Canvas)

Doc #27: FSM & Counter Culture at UCB: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/FSM/ (linked on Canvas)

Doc #28: Prelinger: The Haight at http://www.archive.org/details/SanFrancisco1968 (linked on Canvas)

Doc #29: CBC Archives: Youth Rebellion/ http://archives.cbc.ca/society/youth/topics/580/ (linked on Canvas)

Doc #30: Watergate (Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/ (linked on Canvas)

Text: Chapter 28 on Uncivil Wars, 1964-1972

Additional Reading: Tim OBrien, excerpts from The things they Carried (https://pages.uoregon.edu/eherman/teaching/texts/OBrien_TheThingsTheyCarried.pdf)

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Document, Quiz #4

#15

12/7

 

From New Left to New Right /

Division & Disorder (ADD Nation)

Paper #2 Due 12/7 (or earlier)

How does "The New Right" define themselves, and why do their views become such a political force?

Doc #31: Douglass Coupland's Generation X, New Vocabulary for a New Era: http://www.scn.org/~jonny/genx.html (linked on Canvas)

Doc #32: Ronald Reagan Speeches

1964 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY ) &

1980 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28qIOAInbWo )

Text: Chapters 29 & 30 on Limits and Conservative U.S.

Film 1: "Rise of the Religious Right" (Canvas)

Film 2: (From Adam Curtis') History of the Neocons-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDCeuPF44o

Jonathan Lethem, "It All Connects: Adam Curtis and the Secret History of Everything," The New York Times Magazine (27 Oct 2016)-https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/30/magazine/adam-curtis-documentaries.html

Work Due: Reading, Analyzing Document, Paper #2 Due b 12/ 7 or earlier

#16

12/14

 

Final: 14 December

Friday, 10:15 to 12:15