Apsi, Grandville 2014 Longitudinal Theme: African-Americans in U. S. History



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Longitudinal Theme: African-Americans in U.S. History



Ethnic Notions- California Newsreel, to be used Antebellum through WWII

  1. Colonial Period:

    1. Nathaniel Bacon “The Declaration of Ye People” and “Bacon’s Appeale To The People of Accomack”

    2. Gary Nash: Red, White and Black- “Europe, Africa, and the New World”

    3. Indentured Servitude: Richard Hofstadter

    4. Black Codes in Virginia



  1. Revolutionary Era:

    1. David Brion Davis: “Justifying Slavery in the Republic”

    2. David L. Wilson: “Thomas Jefferson and the Meanings of Liberty”

    3. Northwest Ordinance

    4. Constitutional Convention



  1. Antebellum Responses

    1. Charles Pinckney (1820)

    2. Establish movement from “Necessary Evil” to “A Positive Good”

    3. Minstrel Shows in Antebellum America: Ethnic Notions- California Newsreel

    4. Chattel Slavery vs. Wage Slavery (1840)

    5. Read “Harriet Brent Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)”

    6. Read Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass- An American Slave-

    7. Theodore Dwight Weld (1839)

    8. The Grimke Sisters

    9. William Lloyd Garrison, The Liberator (1831)

    10. The Gag Order (Jacksonian Democracy)

    11. Kenneth M. Stampp: The Peculiar Institution, “A Troublesome Property”

    12. Stephen B. Oates: “The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion”

    13. Sojourner Truth: “Ain’t I a Woman?”



  1. Civil War Cauation

    1. James Hammond: “Cotton is King”

    2. Free Soil Doctrine

    3. Fugitive Slave Law

      1. Henry David Thoreau: “Civil Disobedience”

      2. John Calhoun

    4. Popular Sovereignty

    5. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    6. Charles Sumner: “The Crime Against Kansas

    7. Roger Taney: Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857



  1. Abraham Lincoln: “The Emancipation Proclamation”, “Gettysburg Address”, “Second Inaugural”



  1. Read Eric Foner’s “From Slavery to Freedom: The Birth of the Modern Black Community”



  1. Read from United States Congress, House of Representatives, “Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States”, “Alabama”, “South Carolina, Vol. 2”



  1. Reconstruction: Ethnic Notions- California Newsreel



  1. Booker T. Washington: “The Atlanta Compromise”, W.E.B. DuBois: “Souls of Black Folk”, Niagara Falls Convention



  1. Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896



  1. Marcus Garvey, Black Nationalism



  1. WWI/1920s: Ethnic Notions- California Newsreel



  1. The Revised KKK-Violence in the 1920s



  1. Manning Marable: “The New Deal and Blacks’ Frustrations”



  1. The Civil Rights Movement: 1945-1968

    1. A. Philip Randolph, “Double Victory”

    2. James Farmer, CORE

    3. Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

    4. Southern Manifesto

    5. American Experience: The Murder of Emmett Till

    6. MLK: “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

    7. Stokley Carmichael, “Black Power”


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