H371 Class Schedule/ See Moodle for Documents & Additional Readings

Week
Topic
Assignment Due

#1

8/29 & 8/31

Introduction to Class & Themes & Reconstruction

Document #1: "An Address," Virginia Freemen (Moodle)

Text: Henretta, Chpt 15, Reconstruction

Additional Reading: Branch, Intro to Parting the Waters & Horwitz, Confederates in Attic

#2

9/5 & 9/7

Reconstruction, the South, and Expansion West

Document #2:Lakota Winter Count & The Sioux Treaty of 1868 at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA) https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/sioux-treaty

Text: Henretta, Chpt 16, West

Additional Reading: Stegner, "Where the Bluebird Sings"

#3

9/12 & 9/14

Reading Quiz #1 Thursday

Northeast & Midwest: Industrialization & Labor

Documents 3, 4, & 5: Horatio Algier, Andrew Carnegie, & Samuel Clemens (Moodle)

Text: Henretta, Chpt 17, Industrialization: Corp & Conflict

Additional Reading: Murder of the Century, first third (Required Book)

Reading Quiz #1, 9/14 Thursday

#4

9/19 & 9/21

Urban "Crucible" & Reform

Documents 6 & 7:Henry George & NY Tenement Museum Online

Text: Henretta, Chpts 18 & 19, "Victorian" Life & Urbanization

Additional Reading: Murder of the Century, second third

#5

9/26 & 9/28

Response to Industrialization: Urban & State Reform

Documents 8, 9, 10, & 11: Hayes, Garfield, Cleveland, Harrison inaugurals

Text: Chpt 20, Politics of Reform

Additional Reading: Murder of the Century, last third

#6

10/3 & 10/5

Reading Quiz #2 Thursday

Imperialism

Documents 12, 13, 14 & 15: TR, Am Anti-Imperialist League, Rudyard Kipling,World Columbian Exposition

Text: Henretta, Chpt 21, World Power

Reading Quiz #2, 10/5 Thursday

#7

10/10 & 10/12

Paper #1 Due by Thursday

WWI, 1920s, and the Modern World

Documents 16 & 17: Fourteen Points and WWI Image archive (scroll down to image archive, or look at other documents)

Text: Chpts 22, Conflict, Bubble, & Bust

Additional Reading: Robert Caro, Power Broker, 1-135

Bryce Jepsen, Special Lecture on LGBTQ History: WWI

First Paper Due by 10/12 Thursday

#8

10/17 & 10/19

MT #1 10/19 Thursday

Midterm #1 10/19

#9

10/24 & 10/26

Hope and Hard Times: Leadership, Political Power,

and a Liberal Shift in the Great Depression

Documents #18, #19, and #20: FDR, "America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945," and "By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943."

Text: Chapter 23, Forging the New Deal

Additional Reading: Andrea Tone on Birth Control in 1930s & Isabelle Wilkerson on The Warmth of Many Suns

#10

10/31 & 11/2

No Class on Tuesday

WWII, Cold War, & "Contained" America

Documents 19, 20 & 21: WWII Photos and Posters from Previous Week, along with "War of the Worlds"

Text: Chapters 24 & 25, WWII & Modern State

Additional Reading: Klibanoff, The Race Beat, first third of book (Required Book)

#11

11/7 & 11/9

Reading Quiz #3 11/9 Thursday

 

 

Disneyland and Democracy:

Growing Up in Cold War America

Documents 22, 23 & 24:Advertisements, "Are You Ready for Marriage"--Social Engineering Films, Civil Rights' Documents (VOCR)

Text: Chapter 26, The American Middle Class

Additional Reading: Klibanoff, Race Beat, second third, & Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters, "Quickening"

Reading Quiz #3, 11/9 Thursday

#12

11/14 & 11/16

"Its a Small World": Civil Rights' Movement


Documents 22, 23 & 24: Advertisements, "Are You Ready for Marriage"--Social Engineering Films, Civil Rights' Documents (VOCR) links from previous weeks

Text: Chapter 27, Freedom Land

Additional Reading: Klibanoff, Race Beat, last third, and Branch, "Freedom Rides" & "Moses in McComb"

Bryce Jepsen, Special Lecture on LGBTQ History: A Biographical View of Civil Rights

#13

11/21 & 11/23

No Class Thursday, Thanks- Giving

Vietnam, Counter Culture, & New Left

Documents 25, 26, 27 & 28: Year of the Pig, & the FSM Digital Archive (UCB), "The Haight" and A Groovy Rebellion

Text: Henretta, Chpt 28, Liberal State & Conservative Rebirth

Additional Reading: Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death, first third; PBS "The Vietnam War"

 

#14

11/28 & 11/30

Reading Quiz #4 11/30 Thursday

From New Left to New Right

Documents 29 & 30: Phyllis Schlafly (April 1973) &1983 Interview with Ronald Reagan

Text: Chapters 29, Search for Order

Additional Reading: Postman, Amusing Ourselves, second third, The Pill (PBS/Youtube)

Reading Quiz #4 11/30 Thursday

#15

12/5 & 12/7

(Last Week Instruction)

Global & Conservative America

Documents #31, 32, 33, & 34: Watergate Tapes (Nixon Library Tapes Online), Russell Kirk (See Ten Conservative Principles--if link doesn't work, simply "google" the "Russell Kirk Center), Reagan & Falwell (& Conservative Mix) & Gen X Lexicon

Text: Chapters 30, Conservative Ascendency; Chapters 31, Globalization & Labor

Additional Reading: Amusing Ourselves, last third

Second Paper Due by 12/7 Thursday

#17

Finals' Week

 

 

Midterm Exam #2

Tuesday 12/12 10:15 AM-12:15 PM