Selected Links for US History


Many of the links from the syllabus and calendar are included below:


Slide presentation on the causes of the Civil War


NEW: Slide Presentations on The Second Industrial Revolution and on Empire & The Great Plains


Richard Hofstadter, essay on Lincoln


“Lincoln,” the movie – a page with links to critical reviews


Looking for Lincoln


Reconstruction: The Second Civil War


The Richest Man in the World: Andrew

Carnegie


The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow


JSTOR, where you can find scholarly articles


Eric Foner, Meaning of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation; also available at JSTOR here


Paul Krause, Battle for Homestead


Arthur Burgoyne, The Homestead Strike of 1892


Andrew Carnegie, Wealth (also available here, here, and in its original, here; Best Fields for Philanthropy; Autobiography; The Homestead Strike; various works at Project Gutenberg; The Gospel of Wealth



Mark Twain, War Prayer, also available here and here; To the Person Sitting in Darkness, which also is here; The United States of Lyncherdom, which also can be read here. There are multiple links for Twain’s satirical take on King Leopold of Belgium: Here, or here, or here.


Ida Wells, Southern Horrors, also available here


Winslow Homer, Near Andersonville, The Gulf Stream


Peter H. Wood, Huggins lecture on Winslow Homer


Without Sanctuary, on lynching; photographs from the site


Rebecca Edwards, New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age (home page)


George Orwell, Politics and the English Language


Strunk (and White), The Elements of Style, which also is available here


UBC: Guide to Academic Integrity


Lawrence Goodwyn, Populist Dreams and Negro Rights


W.E.B. DuBois, various works, including The Souls of Black Folk, at Project Gutenberg