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Teaching Intellectual History in the U.S. History Survey (follow-up)

A few weeks ago, I posted about my plans to assign selected readings from Hollinger and Capper’s The American Intellectual Tradition: Volume II: 1865 to the Present. My syllabus is now complete. Below are the texts I am assigning from Hollinger-Capper, with the corresponding weekly topic. (Notes: The course meets once per week, for three hours. Students read primary texts most weeks, but not every week. In addition to these primary source readings, the students are assigned to read Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty: An American History, and Melton A. McLaurin, Celia, A Slave.)From Reconstruction to Jim Crow W.E.B. DuBois, Read more