H334 & H335: African-American History at UBC


Final Paper, H335


H335, home page


Links: H335


Links for African-American History


Home Page, H334


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






H548D, Historiography, Home Page, for former grad students


Links for H548D


Syllabus for 2014, PDF


Syllabus for 2014, DOC

H331, US History, 1865-1900, taught in Jan. 2015


Draft Syllabus, Jan. 2015


Draft Assignment Calendar, H331, Jan-Apr, 2015


Final Paper, H331


Links for H331


Links for US History


Syllabus for Term 2, 2014


Questions for the final paper, spring 2014.




Arts One Lecture on Silencing the Past:

2015 version


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-going issues at UBC.


UBC Department of History

 

Departmental News re: Equity & Other Matters


Sexual Assault & Predation at – and beyond – UBC


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 2016-17.

H331, US History, 1865-1900, at UBC H334_homepage


Various, important links for H331, H334, & H335:

African-American & U.S. History


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

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


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: 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.

Worth Considering:

Newspapers, Magazines, Essays, & Informed Opinion