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Paper One Assignment

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Catherine Kelly, HIST 1483—020 Overview The papers in this course are exercises in research and writing.  They are designed to enhance both analytical and communication skills and to provide a deeper understanding of history. First Paper: Primary Sources The first paper will be an approximately 1000-word essay based on the set of primary sources provided here: [...]

Populism

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1. Populist Factions Primary Source “National Peoples’ Party Platform (Omaha Platform).” In A Populist Reader: Selections from the Works of American Populist Leaders, 1st ed., 90–96. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. » Read (requires 4x4 login) Secondary Source  Frank, Thomas. “Leviathan with Tentacles of Steel: Railroads in the Minds of Kansas Populists.” The Western Historical [...]

The Reagan Era

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Primary: Speech: “The Evil Empire,” President Reagan’s Speech to the House of Commons, June 8, 1982. » Read Secondary: Article: Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry, "Who Won the Cold War?"  Foreign Policy (Summer 1992) » Read

The 1970s

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1. Richard Nixon Primary: Speech: Richard Nixon: “Address to the Nation About the Watergate Investigations April 30, 1973” » Read Secondary: Article: “The Watergate Story” published in The Washington Post Part 1 » Read Part 2 » Read Part 3 » Read Part 4 » Read 2. Post War Environmentalism Primary Source Book Chapter: Rachel [...]

Vietnam

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Primary: "Telegram From the Embassy in Vietnam to the Department of State,” Saigon, January 13, 1968 » Read Broadcast: Walter Cronkite’s “We Are Mired in Stalemate,”  February 27, 1968 » Read Secondary: Article: Chester J. Pach, “TV’s 1968: War, Politics, and Violence on the Network Evening News” South Central Review » Read

Civil Rights

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1. Civil Rights and the Cold War Primary Source  Court Ruling: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Decision » Read Secondary Source  Article:  Mary Dzudziak, “Brown as a Cold War Case,” Journal of American History » Read 2. Segregation at the University of Oklahoma Primary Source  A) Article: “Negro to Apply Again for Entry as OU Student,” [...]

The Cold War

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1. Asymmetric Conflict and the Cold War Primary Source Speech: Harry S. Truman, “President Harry S. Truman’s Address Before a Joint Session of Congress, March 12, 1947” » Read Secondary Source  Article: Andrew Mack, “Why Big Nations Lose Small Wars,” World Politics » Read 2. The Cold War at Home, Part I Primary Source  Speech: Margaret Chase Smith, [...]

World War II

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1. World War II: What Our Boys Are Fighting For Primary Source  Speech: Henry A. Wallace, “Century of the Common Man,”  » Read (requires 4x4 login) Secondary Source  Article: Robert B. Westbrook, “’I Want a Girl, Just Like the Girl that Married Harry James’: American Women and the Problem of Political Obligation in World War II,” American [...]

The Great Depression

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1. The Great Depression and the New Deal Primary Source  Speech: Franklin Roosevelt, "Inaugural Address," March 4, 1933 » Read Speech: Franklin Roosevelt, "Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis," March 12, 1933 » Read Secondary Source  Article: Christina Romer, “What Ended the Great Depression?” The Journal of Economic History » Read 2. The Nation Confronts the Great Depression [...]

The 1920s

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1. Herbert Hoover’s Vision for America Primary Source  Book Chapter: Herbert Hoover, "American Individualism," American Individualism (Chapter 1) » Read Secondary Source  Article: Ellis Hawley, “Hoover, the Commerce Secretariat, and the Vision of an ‘Associative State,’ 1921-1928,” The Journal of American History » Read 2. Harlem Renaissance Primary Source  Poem: Langston Hughes, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”  » Read Poem: [...]

World War I

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1. World War I and Trans-National America Primary Source Bourne, Randolph. “Trans-National America.” Atlantic Monthly. 118 (July 1916): 86–97. » Read (requires 4x4 login) Secondary Source  A) Higham, John. “American Immigration Policy in Historical Perspective.” Law and Contemporary Problems 21, no. 2 (April 1, 1956): 213–35. » Read B) Ngai, Mae M. “Nationalism, Immigration Control, and the Ethnoracial [...]

Progessive Era

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1. The March of the Mill Children Primary Source Mother Jones. “March of the Mill Children, 1903.” In Dissent in America: Voices That Shaped a Nation, edited by Ralph F. Young, 223–27. New York: Pearson Longman, 2008. » Read (requires 4x4 login) Secondary Source  Gorn, Elliott J. “Children’s Crusade.” In Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous [...]

The Gilded Age

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1. Conservatism and Liberalism in the Gilded Age Primary Source William Graham Sumner. “That It Is Not Wicked to Be Rich...” Abridged from What the Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 43–57. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1883. » Read  Ward, Lester F. “Mind as a Social Factor (Abridged).” Mind 9, no. 36 (1884): 563–73. » Read Secondary [...]

Reconstruction

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1. Reconstruction and Voting Rights Primary Source Douglass, Frederick. “What the Black Man Wants, April 1865.” Speech reprinted in Dissent in America, 173–75. New York: Pearson Longman, 2008. » Read (requires 4x4 login) Secondary Source Williams, Patrick G. “Suffrage Restriction in Post-Reconstruction Texas: Urban Politics and the Specter of the Commune.” The Journal of Southern [...]

The New Nation

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1. Andrew Jackson’s Vision for America Primary Source  Two letters by Andrew Jackson: 1) Jackson, Andrew. “To John Sevier (October 9, 1803).” In Papers of Andrew Jackson, edited by Sam B. Smith and Harriet Chappell Owsley, Vol. I, 1770-1803. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1980 » Read (requires 4x4 login) 2) Jackson, Andrew. “Brave Tennesseans.” In Whig Extra. [...]

Revolutionary America

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1. The Working Class in Revolutionary America Primary Source Brutus. “To the Free and Loyal Inhabitants of the City of New-York, 1774.” History Matters. George Mason University. » Read Secondary Source Young, Alfred F. “George Robert Twelves Hewes (1742-1840): A Boston Shoemaker and the Memory of the American Revolution.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, [...]

Colonial America

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1. Food and Authority in Colonial America Primary Source Smith, John Smith. “Captain John Smith, on the Starving Time Found in Opening of ‘The Fourth Book,’” In The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles : With the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from Their from Their First Beginning Ano 1584 to [...]

Hist 1493-030 (Prof. Schumaker): Paper Two

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Kathryn Schumaker Second Paper Guidelines The second paper for this course is due Thursday, April 14 at noon in the D2L dropbox (and in hard copy, for Ms. Peñuelas’s sections). The entire assignment is worth 250 points. Fifty of those points come from the homework assignments for the second paper as listed on the syllabus, [...]

Hist 1493-030 (Prof. Schumaker): Paper One

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Kathryn Schumaker Overview The papers in this course are exercises in research and writing. They are designed to enhance both analytical and communication skills and to provide a deeper understanding of history. First Paper: Primary Sources A short essay based on the set of primary sources provided on the D2L site and on the accompanying [...]

Hist 1493-Section 010: Paper Two

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David Wrobel Handout 4: Guidelines for Second Paper Your research paper (the second paper) topic is due in discussion section in Wk. 9, W/R/F, Mar 21/23. The assignment is worth 250 points—it is the most heavily weighted assignment of the semester (worth 50 more points than the final exam)—so invest time and effort in it. [...]

Hist 1493-Section 010: Paper One

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David Chappell Overview The papers in this course are exercises in research and writing. They are designed to enhance both analytical and communication skills and to provide a deeper understanding of history. First Paper: Primary Sources A short essay based on this set of four primary sources “Excepts from The Black Codes of Mississippi” (1865) [...]

Hist 1483-Section 020: Paper Two

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Matthew Kruer Your assignment is to write an original research paper that should be approximately 2,000 words, or six to seven double-spaced pages. In the process of writing this paper you will learn and then demonstrate the essential skills of the historian: defining a research question, gathering evidence, interpreting sources, and articulating an original argument [...]

Hist 1483-Section 010: Paper One

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Matthew Kruer Overview The papers in this course are exercises in research and writing. They are designed to enhance both analytical and communication skills and provide a deeper understanding of the interpretive function of thinking about and studying history. First Paper: Primary Sources The first paper is a short essay based on the primary sources [...]

Hist 1483-Section 010: Paper Two

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Catherine Kelly Second Paper: Research Essay The second paper builds on the skills that were introduced in the first paper. This assignment begins with the pairing of a primary document and a secondary work drawn from the list provided on the course website. For example, you might choose a pairing like the following: Primary Document: [...]