H334 & H335: African-American History at UBC

Final Paper, H335, from 2015

Links for Af-Am History

Links: H335

Links for African-American History

Home Page, H334

H548D, Historiography, Home Page, for former grad students

Links for H548D

Syllabus for 2014, PDF

Syllabus for 2014, DOC

H331, US History, 1865-1900

Some Links for H331

Links for US History

Questions for the final paper, spring 2014.

Thomas Jefferson

Twelve Years A Slave

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


Sexual Assault & Predation at – and beyond – UBC

A great portal for serious news as well as for social & literary criticism.

Home pages:

H331 and H335

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

Various, 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

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.

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