Paul Krause, UBC, History

NEW: Equiano, texts and contexts

H334 & H335: African-American History at UBC

Final Paper, H335, from 2015

Links for Af-Am History

Links: H335

Thomas Jefferson

Questions for the final paper, 2017, H334

H548D, Historiography, Home Page, for former grad students

Links for H548D

Syllabus for 2014, PDF

Syllabus for 2014, DOC

Notes on the Vicksburg Troubles & related matters

Some Links for H331

Links for US History

Questions for the final, 2017

H331, US History, 1865-1900, at UBCH334_homepage

Important links for H331, H334, & H335

Bryan Stevenson: Memory, Lynching, & Racial Terrorism

A Lynching Kept Out of Sight, Washington Post, Sept. 2, 2016

Killing of Black Men

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, & many others

Prof. David Eltis’s Slave Trade Exercise

The New York Times’s coverage of Solomon Northup, 1853

The Times’s coverage, text only

Slide Presentations on The Second Industrial Revolution, on Empire & The Great Plains, and Toward an American Empire

Benjamin DeMott, essay on cinema & race

Writing: Links & Tips

Slide presentation on the causes of the Civil War

Richard Hofstadter, essay on Lincoln

Frederick Douglass, oration delivered at the unveiling of the Freedmen’s Monument, 1876, also available here. Douglass explains why Lincoln was, and is, the president of white America, but also why Lincoln was an extraordinary person.

Treyvon Martin – Questions & Links

“Following King’s Path, and Trying to Galvanize a New Generation,” coverage by The New York Times of the anniversary of the March on Washington, 1963

Related stories in The Times: March on Washington Original Coverage; A Dream Examined; Witnesses to History; Views of Fitful Progress

“Five Myths about the March on Washington,” in The Washington Post; also see: “Fifty years after March on Washington, economic gap between blacks, whites persists”

JSTOR, where you can find scholarly articles

Eric Foner, Meaning of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation; also available at JSTOR here

Without Sanctuary, on lynching; photographs from the site

W.E.B. Dubois, various works, including The Souls of Black Folk, at Project Gutenberg

Slide presentation on the causes of the Civil War

“Selma,” the film, two critical links: “Doctor King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of Selma,” by Gary May; Johnson Conversation with Martin Luther King, Jan 15, 1965

Writing Tips

“Predatory Reading:” H331, H334 and H335, and for H548D – some suggestions on how to read, and write more effectively

Why we should take notes by hand, and not on a laptop.

Michael Brown and the killing of other black men, 1998-2014

H490, Civil War & Civil Rights. January 2017. The syllabus for this majors’ course is available here.

The syllabus for H321/H421, to be taught in January, 2018, will be available later in the autumn. Here’s a link to a brief overview of this honours seminar.

Eric Nellis, UBC emeritus prof, “Movies, American Slavery, & the Slave Trade”

Writing Tips

Links on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Facts & Non-Facts, Citizenship, & The Goals of Education

Home Page, H334, African-American History

Home Page, 331, US History, 1865-1900

My Brief Summer Vacation, 2016,  & Silencing the Past in Lisboa: a Poem & a Photo

Welcome to the home page for U.S. & African-American History at UBC. Here you will find links for H331 & for H334, for September 2017, as well as for H335, which will be taught in January, 2018. The office hours for term one: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 pm, in 1122 BUTO.

Some useful links: Arts & Letters Daily; JSTOR, for scholarly articles; Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation;”  sexual assault at UBC; UBC History Department; & “Silencing the Past.”  New: JSTOR Daily, “where news meets its scholarly match.” Check it out. Oh: The Elements of Style

The current situation, in historical contexts:

“White Supremacists & the Rhetoric of Tyranny”

“Debate vs. Persuasion”

Additional Links, usually updated weekly, including essays on Ta-Nehisi Coates

H237 – US History Survey: Race, Freedom, & Democracy

Home Page

News about UBC’s
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, which is not quite open

But this site provides information if you are in need of support.

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