H334 & H335: African-American History at UBC


H335, new home page


Links: H335


Links for African-American History


Home Page, H334


H334, Sept. 2014, draft syllabus, pdf


Optional Essay for H334


H548D, Historiography, Home Page


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


Links for H331


Links for US History


Syllabus for Term 2, 2014


Questions for the final paper, spring 2014.



12_Years_A_Slave_Links

Key films for H334 & H335.


Arts One Lecture on Silencing the Past:

UBC Site (with slides, 2014)

YouTube Site (no slides, 2014)

And another 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, and H548D, and it will be updated with a revised edition early in 2015.


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

UBC Department of History


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

Links: African-American & U.S. History


Killing of Black Men


Michael Brown, Eric Garner, & many others