Course Schedule

Week 1 (8/21 and 8/23): A New World?

  • Recommended textbook supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapter 1

Week 2 (8/28 and 8/30): Spanish Conquest

Week 3 (9/4 and 9/6): British Colonies

  • Recommended supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapters 2-4
  • DUE TUESDAY: Primary Source Response #1
  • DUE BY THURSDAY: Three large version blank blue books

Week 4 (9/11 and 9/13): Rebellion and Revolution

  • Recommended supplement to lecture: Foner, Chapters 5, 6

Week 5 (9/18 and 9/20): New Republic

  • Recommended supplement to lecture: Foner, Chapters 7, 8

Week 6 (9/25 and 9/27): Indian Removals

  • TUESDAY - Exam One

Week 7 (10/2 and 10/4): Slavery and Westward Expansion

  • Recommended supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapter 11

Week 8 (10/9 and 10/11): Road to Disunion and Civil War

  • Recommended supplement to lecture: Foner, Chapters 13, 14
  • DUE TUESDAY: Primary Source Response #2

Week 9 (10/16): Reconstruction

  • Recommended supplement to lecture: Foner, Chapter 15

Week 10 (10/23 and 10/25): Gilded Age and Progressive Era

  • Recommended supplement to lecture: Foner, Chapters 16-18

Week 11 (10/30 and 11/1): World War I

  • Recommended supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapter 19
  • TUESDAY - Exam Two

Week 12 (11/6 and 11/8): Roaring ’20s and the Depression

  • Recommended supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapters 20, 21
  • DUE TUESDAY: Primary Source Response #3

Week 13 (11/13 and 11/15): World War II and Cold War

  • Recommended supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapter 22, 23

Week 14 (11/20): Civil Rights

  • Recommended supplement to lecture: Foner, Chapter 25

Week 15 (11/27 and 11/29): The Counterculture and 1968

  • Recommended supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapter 25

Week 16 (12/4 and 12/6): The Rise of Conservatism and the New Millenium

  • Recommended supplement to lectures: Foner, Chapter 26-28
  • DUE TUESDAY: Primary Source Response #4

Final Exam: Tuesday, December 11th, 8:00AM-9:50AM (Same room as lecture)

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