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1. Proposal/ American Political Economy and Society in the Gilded and Progressive Eras

Wk

Class Topics

Reading/ Most Work Due Thursdays

#1
8/29 & 8/31

Introduction to the Gilded Age & Progressive Era

Ideas & Proposals

Summaries & Discussion Groups

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapter 1 (Introductory Essays)

Work Due: Reading, Primary Sources Search, First Proposal (Question & Primary Sources)

#2
9/5 & 9/7

 

Capitalism & The West

Paper Proposals--Question & Primary Sources

 

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapters 2 & 3 (Capitalism & West) Discussion

Fischer, Question-Framing (Read for Tuesday Discussion)

Work Due: Reading, Reading Points, First Interpretive Essay, Revised Proposal (Question & Primary Sources)

#3
9/12 & 9/14

Work & Urbanization

Secondary Sources

Turabian & Citations

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapters 4 & 5 (World of Work & Urbanization) Discussion

Work Due: Reading, Reading Points, Reading Summary of Chapter of Your Choice (background chapter for your research topic); Draft Proposal Due (two copies, one for me and one for a partner to critique)

#4
9/19 & 9/21

Gilded Politics & the Crisis of the 1890s

Finishing Proposals

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapters 6 & 7 (Gilded Politics & Crisis of 1890s) Discussion

Work Due: Reading, Reading Points, Final Proposal and Critique Due

Final Proposal & Typed Critique Due

     

II. Primary Source Essay/ Primary Source Research

#5
9/26 & 9/28
 

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapter 8 & 9 (Jim Crow America and Constructin Empire) Discussion

Work due: Reading, Discussion Preparation & Discussion, Reading (your) Primary Soures

#6
10/3 & 10/5

Science & Consumer Culture

Reading Primary Sources

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapter 10 & 11 (Science & Consumer Culture) Discussion

Work Due: Reading, Discussion Preparation & Discussion, Reading (your) Primary Sources--Notes #1 Due

#7
10/10 & 10/12

Progressivism & the State

Primary Source Research

 

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapter 12 & 13 (Progressivism & Progressive State) Discussion

Work Due: Reading, Discussion Preparation & Discussion, Reading (your) Primary Sources, Primary Source Notes (with proper ciations and bibliography)--Notes #2 Due

#8

10/17 & 10/19

Environmentalism & WWI

Primary Source Research

Secondary Sources

 

Major Problems Gilded/ Progressive, Chapter 14 & 15 (Environmentalism & WWI) Discussion

Work Due: Reading, Discussion Preparation & Discussion; Primary Source Essay Due (Weds or by Friday)

Primary Source Essay Due

 

 

 

III. Secondary Source or Historiographic Essay/ Secondary Sources Reading, Book Reviews, Review Essays and Historiography

 

Topic

Reading/ Work Due

#9

10/24 & 10/26

Historiography--Book Reviews

(Quiz moved to Thursday 2 Nov)

Historiography, Secondary Sources, and Reading Quiz

No Class Tuesday 24 October--Class on Thursday

#10
10/31 & 11/2

NO CLASS TUESDAY

Tuesday, No Class

Thursday--Class and Quiz & Appointment Schedule

Quiz 2 November Thursday

Secondary Source Reading from your Bibliography

Work Due: Reading & Book Review #1 due Thursday

NO CLASS TUESDAY, Quiz and Book Review due Thursday

 

#11
11/7 & 11/9

 

Tuesday and Thursday, Appts in the Office

Secondary Source Reading from your Bibliography

Work Due: Book Review #1 and Article Reviews

#12
11/14 & 11/16

Tuesday Appointments

Thursday Class: Secondary Sources & Historiography

Secondary Source Reading from your Bibliography

Work Due: Reading & Book Review #2 due Thursday

Thursday Back in Class!

#13
11/21 & 11/23

Thanks-

Giving

Break

Tuesday: Historiography

Thursday Thanksgiving

Secondary Source Reading, Historiography

Work Due: Reading & Historiographic (Secondary) Essay Due Thursday

Historiographic Essay Due Tuesday

 

 

 

IV. Rough Drafts & Presentations: Writing, Presentation of Research, and Rewriting

 

Work Due

#14
11/28 & 11/30

Class Presentation of Research-Typed Outline due with Presentation

Work Due: Rough Drafts due by Thursday

Rough Drafts Due

#15
12/5 & 12/7

Class Presentation of Research--Typed Outline due with Presentation

Work Due: Typed Outline due with Presentation, Typed Critiques (Thursday)

#16
12/12 & 12/14

Finals'

Week

 

Final Paper Due Finals' Week, Thursday by 5 PM