Week 1 (22 Jan)-

ML King Day! (No Class)

Week 2 (28 Jan)-“Introduction: Region, Race, Class, Gender and Culture”

& “'The Unredeemed Captive':

Violence, Displacement, and the Lessons of New England"

Colin Woodward, American Nations, Introduction & Part One: Chapters 1-5
Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 1-2 3 (Political Origins of Modern Communication ) & 24-82 (Early Modern Origins, New Foundations)

Week 3 (4 Feb)-"Revolutionary Rebellions:

Nathaniel Bacon, Jemmy, New York in '41, and Tea in Boston"

Colin Woodward, American Nations, Part One/ Part Two: Chapters 6-14
Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 83-112 (America’s First Information Revolution)

Week 4 (11 Feb)-"Frontiers, Antebellum Expansion, and National Identity”

Colin Woodward, American Nations, Part Two/ Part Three: Chapters 15-18
Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 113-154 (Capitalism and Democracy in Print)

Film: The Shakers (PBS, 1991)

Reading Quiz #1 (Thursday, 2/12)

Week 5 (18 Feb)-“Western Borderlands”

Colin Woodward, American Nations, Part Four: Chapters 19-21
Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 113-152 (Capitalism and Democracy in Print)

Week 6 (25 Feb)-“Communication Technology and the Civil War:

The South, the Upper South, and the Nation”

Colin Woodward, American Nations, Part Four: Chapters 22-25
Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 153-190 (The First Wire)

Week 7 (4 March)-“Capitalism, Culture, and the News”

Colin Woodward, American Nations, Part Four: Chapters 26-28
Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 191-232 (New Connections: Telephone, Cable, &
Wireless )

Week 8 (11 March)-“A Young Man’s Dreams: Goals for Sons”

Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 233-266 (Great Transformations: The Early Mass
Media and the Diversity Dynamic)
Anthony Harkins, Hillbilly, pp. 1-46 (Race, Class, Popular Culture, and the Hillbilly &
From Yankee Doodle to “Devil Anse”)

Reading Quiz #2 (Thursday, 3/112)

(18 March)-Spring Break

Week 9 (25 March)-Turn of he Century "Dreams for Women? Goals for Daughters”

Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 267-326 (Rediscovery of the First Amendment)
Judith Halasz, The Bohemian Ethos, 1-26 (Introduction, Parisian Prototype)-I will email
Anthony Harkins, Hillbilly, pp. 47-140 (Emergence of “Hillbilly”)

Week 10 (1 April)- “Early Twentieth Century”

Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 295-326 (The Framing of the Movies)
Anthony Harkins, Hillbilly, pp. 71-140 (Country Music & Luke, Snuffy, & Abner)

Week 11 (8 April)-“Forties & Fifties: What most divides us”

Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 327-346 (Broadcasting)
Anthony Harkins, Hillbilly, pp. 141-204 (Hollywood’s Hillbilly & Hillbilly in the Living Room)
Judith Halasz, The Bohemian Ethos, 26-51; 52-126 (1960s & the Underground)

Week 12 (15 April)-“Reform Era”

Eyes on the Prize, Episode 1 "Awakenings, 1954-56" & The Source (Documentary on the Beat Generation) on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MduFO9DjHwA
Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 347- 384 (The Constitution of the Air: Origins of
Broadcasting)
Judith Halasz, The Bohemian Ethos, 127-169 (Go Back to Work)
Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City

Reading Quiz #3 (Thursday, 4/15)

Week 13 (27 April)-Interview Week, No Class

Week 14 (29 April)-“After the Sixties”

Paul Starr, Creation of Media, pp. 385-402 (Coda: The Advent of the Media)
Anthony Harkins, Hillbilly, pp. 205-222 (From Deliverance to Cyberspace)

 

Week 16 Finals' Week: No Class