Paul Krause, UBC, History

H548D, Historiography, Home Page, for former grad students

Links for H548D

Syllabus for 2014, PDF

Syllabus for 2014, DOC

Important links for H321/H421, & H335

W.E.B. DuBois, Black Reconstruction: An Essay Toward a History of the Part which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880 – the full text. Also available here.

Insightful review of new books about Paul Robeson, activist, actor, great barritone vocalist

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

Slide Presentations on The Second Industrial Revolution, on Empire & The Great Plains, and Toward an American Empire

Benjamin DeMott, essay on cinema & race

NEW: Demott, supplementary essay

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”

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

“Selma,” the film, two critical links: “Doctor King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of Selma,” Conversation: LBJ & Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan 15, 1965

Writing Tips

“Predatory Reading:”H335 & H321/H421 – some suggestions on how to read, and write, more effectively

Why we should take notes by hand, and not on a laptop.

Michael Brown and the killing of other black men, 1998-2014

NEW: A draft syllabus for H321/H421, to be taught in January, 2018, is available. Here’s the link.

H490, Civil War & Civil Rights. January 2017. The syllabus for this majors’ course is available here.

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

My Brief Summer Vacation, 2016,  & Silencing the Past in Lisboa: a Poem & a Photo

Welcome to the home page for U.S. & African-American History at UBC. Here you will find links for H331 & for H334, for September 2017, as well as for H335, which will be taught in January, 2018. The office hours for term two: Thurs., 2:00-3:00 pm, in 1122 BUTO.

Some useful links: Arts & Letters Daily; JSTOR, for scholarly articles; Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation;”  sexual assault at UBC; UBC History Department; & “Silencing the Past.”  New: JSTOR Daily, “where news meets its scholarly match.” Check it out. Oh: The Elements of Style



Final Exam, 2018

“White Supremacists & the Rhetoric of Tyranny”

“Debate vs. Persuasion”

NEW: Essays on Ta-Nehisi Coates & other topics

Links for Af-Am History

More Links: H335

Thomas Jefferson

H237 – US History Survey: Race, Freedom, & Democracy

Home Page

News about UBC’s
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office.

This site provides information if you are in need of support.


Writing Tips

Links on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Facts & Non-Facts, Citizenship, & The Goals of Education

Home Page, H334, African-American History

Home Page, H331, US History, 1865-1900

Frederick Douglass’s speech on Lincoln, 1876