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United States History from 1865

Spring, 2011


Professor Hugh Carter Donahue

History Department

Robinson Hall

donahueh@rowan.edu

Thursday

Goals: An understanding of the development of the United States and of historians’ methods. Freedom, equality, liberty and the individual receive particular attention.
Grading: Midterm and Final, 20% each; two papers 15% each; participation 30%

Final grades available through the Registrar


Reading Alan Brinkley, American History, A Survey Volume II: Since 1865
Other readings as assigned.
Thursday, January 20 Introduction; discussion of course goals and obligations; discussion of history; rules for papers and projects.
Thursday, January 28

Definitions of freedom, equality and liberty and the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, handout and Brinkley Appendix 1 and 2


Reconstruction and Redemption

Brinkley, Chapters 15

Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, President Grant

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/hadams/eha17.html
Thursday, February 3 Western expansion 1

Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” handout of American Historical Association Report, 1893, http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/TURNER/home.html

Brinkley, 16
Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” handout of American Historical Association Report, 1893, http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/TURNER/home.html

Brinkley 16

Thursday, February 10 Industrialization 1

Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House, Immigrants and Their Children,”



http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/addams/hullhouse/hullhouse-11.html

Brinkley, Chapters 17-18

Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House, Immigrants and Their Children,”

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/addams/hullhouse/hullhouse-11.html

George Washington Plunkitt, “Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft,”



http://www.panarchy.org/plunkitt/graft.1905.html

Brinkley, Chapters 17-18


Thursday, February 17 Race

WEB DuBois, The Souls of Black Folks,



http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/DubSoul.html

Chapter 1, Of Our Spiritual Strivings


Thursday, February 24 Progressivism, Imperialism & the State

Brinkley, Chapters 19-20

James Bryce, “Why Great Men are Not Chosen President,” http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=809&chapter=187909&layout=html&Itemid=27
Paper 1 due
Brinkley, Chapters 21-22
Thursday, March 3 Industrialization

Frederick W. Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management,



www.efm.bris.ac.uk/het/taylor/sciman.htm and

http://melbecon.unimelb.edu.au/het/taylor/sciman.htm

chapters 1 and 2 as assigned


Thursday March 10 Exam Prep and Exam

Friday March 11 Exam 1


Spring Break
Thursday March 24
World War I

Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points



http://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7/wwi/1918/14points.html

Brinkley, Chapter 23

Map: Europe in 1910

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ward_1912/europe_1910.jpg

Map: Europe 1919-39



http://www.fsmitha.com/h2/map10eu.htm

http://fcit.usf.edu/Holocaust/MAPS/map003.htm
The Twenties and Legacy of World War 1

Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion,



http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper/Lippman/contents.html

chapters 1, 6-10; chapters 23-24

Brinkley, Chapter 24
Thursday, March 31

The Depression and New Deal

Brinkley, Chapter 25-6
25 World War II and Definitions of Totalitarianism-1
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Atlantic Charter



http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/democrac/53.htm

Four Freedoms



http://millercenter.virginia.edu/scripps/diglibrary/prezspeeches/roosevelt/fdr_1941_0106.html

Declaration of War



http://millercenter.virginia.edu/scripps/diglibrary/prezspeeches/roosevelt/fdr_1941_1208.html

Fourth Inaugural Address



http://millercenter.virginia.edu/scripps/diglibrary/prezspeeches/roosevelt/fdr_1945_0120.html

Robinson Jeffers, “Be Angry at the Sun”



http://www.igreens.org.uk/be_angry_at_the_sun.htm

Brinkley, Chapters 27-28


Thursday April 7 Cold War

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Military Industrial Complex Speech

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/speeches/eisenhower001.htm

Brinkley, Chapter 29


JFK & Sixties

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address,



http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Speeches/JFK/Inaugural+Address+January+20+1961.htm

Amherst College Commencement Speech,



http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Speeches/JFK/003POF03Amherst10261963.htm

Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken,”



http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/poetry/robert-frost.html
Thursday, 14 Cold War, Race and Culture

Brown v. Board of Education, http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/search.html

Brinkley, Chapter 30
Race, Vietnam

Martin Luther King, “I Have A Dream”



http://www.usconstitution.net/dream.html

Brinkley, Chapter 31


Wednesday, April 21 Seventies, Watergate, Carter; Eighties, Reagan

Brinkley, Chapter 32-33 Paper 2 due


Nineties, Clinton, 2000 Election,

Brinkley, Chapter 34

Bush v. Gore

Opinion http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/search.html

Stevens Dissent http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/00-949.ZD.html

Breyer Dissent http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/00-949.ZD3.html


Thursday, April 28

911 Commission Report, Executive Summary



http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report_Exec.htm

Brinkley, Chapter 34

Middle East Maps:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/%7Ers143/Resources/Pics/rels143a.jpg

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/maps/poltext.html
The Unit Decade: Gulf War/Terror/911

Brinkley, Chapter 34

Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group Report

http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report_Exec.htm
Obama Election Obama Inaugural Address

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/inaugural-address/

Contemporaneous Communication Functionalities in U.S. History

Reed Hundt, “The End of Broadcasting,”

Columbia Institute for TeleInformation http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/flash/CBSPlay-append.html?video1=centers/CITI/lunch-speaker_3-11-2010.flv



May 5


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