Paul Krause, UBC, History


Links – Film, History, & Literature

Syllabus Tyrannus,” the tyranny of the university syllabus

“Race and the Wilful Ignorance of Margaret Wente”

Devastating review of Nicholas Wade’s “A Troublesome Inheritance”

Steve Almond on the “Football Industrial Complex”

“The Case for Reparations,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Root, on-line magazine presided over by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Trayvon Martin, questions & links

A glowing review of “The Butler,” by David Denby (surprised?). And another at The Root.

Review of “Fruiitvale Station” in The New York Times

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

Readings & Links for The Two Nations

Data, charts, overviews of inequity in the USA

Herman Melville, “Benito Cereno,” & The Piazza Tales

This is the home page for H335, which will be taught in January 2018.
Please check out the links found on this page and on others in this site.

Syllabus for H335, 2018:

NEW: CURRENT EVENTS, including essays on Coates

Who and what is represented in the images on this page? What history is embedded in each of them? In H335, we will be studying these questions, and others tha tflow from them. This is what H335 is all about.

New & Important Links

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

Some Critically Important Links for H335:

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War, full video on You Tube

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Benjamin DeMott, essay on cinema & race

The Two Nations of Black America,

Readings & Links for Two Nations

Data, charts, overviews of inequity in the USA

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

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

Ida Wells, Southern Horrors, also available here


“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