Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Fall Semester is Almost Upon Us

Pre-semester meetings have already begun, but I do not start teaching until September 3.  This semester I will be teaching the following courses:

United States Survey to 1865: My bread and butter course.  As usual, I will be using Franklin's Autobiography, Paine's Common Sense, and Douglass's NarrativeOther primary sources readings include Anne Hutchinson's trial transcript, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, pro-slavery and abolitionist documents, and Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural.  Secondary sources include James Merrill's "The Indian's New World," Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's documentary, "A Midwife's Tale," and Oxford's Of the People.

Teaching History
Readings include Sam Wineburg, Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts, Bruce Van Sledright's The Challenge of Rethinking History Education; Gary Nash, et. al, History on Trial; James Percoco, A Passion for the Past.

3. Introduction to History:  The textbook will be my own Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past.

If you are in the area and want to sit in on a class or two let me know.  Prospective students are always welcome.