Eric Nellis, UBC emeritus prof, “Movies, American Slavery, & the Slave Trade”
Arts One Lecture on Silencing the Past:
UBC Site (with slides, 2014)
YouTube Site, 2014
This lecture by Paul Krause covers a range of problems in popular culture, in literature and music, and in history. It speaks directly to H334 & H335, to H331, and also to on-
A great portal for serious news as well as for social & literary criticism.
This site is undergoing a “reconstruction” of its own. Please be patient. Drop me a note if you have any questions about my classes for 2016-
Hornby Island, BC
Museum of Anthropology, UBC
Various – but important – links for H331, H334, & H335:
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.
“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
“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
W.E.B. Dubois, various works, including The Souls of Black Folk, at Project Gutenberg
“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
H490, Civil War & Civil Rights: The Two Reconstructions
January 2017, a seminar for History Majors only
The syllabus for this course will be available in autumn, 2016. Until then, feel free to read and/or download the syllabus from a few years ago. The readings may change for 2017, but the overall content of the course should be pretty much the same.