H334 & H335: African-American History at UBC


Home Page, H334


Links for “12 Years A Slave”


H334, Sept. 2014, draft syllabus, pdf


H335, the syllabus will be posted in Dec. 2014.







Links for African-American History




H548D, Historiography, Home Page


Links for H548D


Syllabus for 2014, PDF


Syllabus for 2014, DOC

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


The new syllabus will be posted in December.


Questions for the final paper, spring 2014.


Links for H331


Links for US History


Syllabus for Term 2, 2014



12_Years_A_Slave_Links

Key films for H334 & H335.


Arts One Lecture on Silencing the Past:

UBC Site (with slides)

YouTube Site (no slides)

And another YouTube Site

This lecture by Paul Krause covers a range of problems in popular culture, literature and music, and history. It speaks directly to H334, H335, and H548D.


Arts & Letters Daily, links to essays, reviews, & articles on the arts & humanities

UBC Department of History

Office Hours for 2014: Tuesdays, 11:30-13:00

H548D Historiography UBC H331, US History, 1865-1900, at UBC H334_homepage


Some Links for H331, H334, & H335:

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




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 – some links