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  1. Essential 1 item
    1. America, empire of liberty: a new history - Reynolds, David 2010

      Book Essential

  2. Recommended 12 items
    1. Liberty tree: ordinary people and the American Revolution - Alfred F. Young, Harvey J. Kaye c2006

      Book 

    2. Colonial America: a history to 1763 - Richard Middleton, Anne S. Lombard 2011

      Book 

    3. Colonial America: a history to 1763 - Richard Middleton, Anne S. Lombard 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. The ideological origins of the American Revolution - Bernard Bailyn, ProQuest (Firm) 1992 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner c2014

      Book 

    6. Colonial America - Middleton, Richard 1992

      Book Recommended

    7. The ideological origins of the American Revolution - Bernard Bailyn 1992

      Book Recommended

    8. Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War era - James M. McPherson c1988

      Book Recommended

    9. Give me liberty! : an American history - Eric Foner 1943-

      Book 

  3. Week 1 4 items
    1. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 3-55

    2. As there is such a large amount of scholarship available on this topic I would invite you to search jstor.org in order to gain a broader insight into this deeply fascinating topic.

    3. Context 1 item
      1. African American work song – 'No More, My Lawd': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ewGQiN3SI

         

        African American work song – 'Early in the Morning': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTkxHboqRR8

  4. Week 2 7 items
    1. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 56-120

    2. Liberalism and the American Revolution - Joyce Appleby 03/1976

      Article Recommended

    3. Context 1 item
  5. Week 3 6 items
    1. Andrew Jackson's Speech on Indian Removal: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/andrew.htm

    2. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 121-154

    3. A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875

      Webpage Essential Transcript of the Indian Removal Act (begins at the bottom of page 411 and continues on page 412)

    4. The trail of tears - Gloria Jahoda 1995

      Book 

    5. The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House - John F. Marszalek 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Context 1 item
      1. Video – 'Andrew Jackson: The Most Terrifying Man Ever Elected President': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SupNaQeJrq0

         

        Song – 'The Hunters of Kentucky': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BSa4Uw4tuk

  6. Week 4 5 items
    1. Douglas, Frederick The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave (Boston, 1846): https://archive.org/stream/narrativeoflifeo1846doug#page/n7/mode/2up

    2. Or Listen to this free audiobook (it lasts less than four hours in total!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swYQ_-TNutI

    3. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 155-182

    4. Context 1 item
      1. Audiobook, 12 Years a Slave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ7O3u7NT4A&list=PLdiacl_Q6LOZIin7DJdaG_9wrnqlx6RMj

         

        Photographs of Antebellum era plantation houses: http://ashlandbelle.com/plantations.html

         

        Darren R. Reid, Podcast Lecture: What 'Dixie' Means – http://content.blubrry.com/americanstudies/23-1-a-song-of-the-south.mp3

  7. Week 5 4 items
    1. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 185-242

    2. Context 1 item
      1. Darren R. Reid, Podcast Lecture: The Evolution of 'John Brown's Body' into 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' – http://content.blubrry.com/americanstudies/22-1-john-browns-body.mp3

         

        Song – Kingdom Coming (The Year of Jubilo) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wgpJDGy4Bo

  8. Week 6 11 items
    1. S.M. Barrett (ed.) Geronimo's Story of his Life (New York: Duffield & Company, 1906): https://archive.org/stream/geronimosstoryof00gero#page/n7/mode/2up

    2. Or Listen to this free audiobook (it lasts less than four hours in total!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAoUR69gLoM

    3. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 243-272

    4. The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South - Stephanie Cole, Natalie J. Ring, Natalie J. Ring, Melissa Stein 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers During the Jim Crow Era - Stephanie J. Shaw 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Plains Indian wars - Sherry Marker, John Stewart Bowman c2003

      Book Recommended

    7. The Indian frontier, 1846-1890 - Robert M. Utley 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    8. The Indian frontier of the American West, 1846-1890 - Robert M. Utley 1984

      Book Recommended

    9. The gilded age - H. Wayne Morgan

      Book Recommended

    10. Context 1 item
      1. Photographs of Jim Crow in action – http://www.shmoop.com/jim-crow/photos.html

         

        Video of Annie Oakley at Buffalo Bill's Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8kjeVXtNGM

         

        Video of Native Americans from Buffalo Bill's Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85C-0PZ3isw

         

        Audiobook 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFZYP1fDtpo

  9. Week 7 6 items
    1. How The Other Half Lives, by Jacob Riis:

      Webpage Recommended Pro-tip: Click the thumb nail images to enlarge them to a useable size. Do not bring in thumbnail sized images. Explore the entire work and draw upon images from several different chapters

    2. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 273-324

    3. American quarterly - University of Minnesota. Program in American Studies, issuing body.; University of Pennsylvania. Committee on American Civilization, issuing body.; American Studies Association, issuing body.

      Journal Recommended "An obituary for `The progressive movement`" Peter G. Filene, vol.22 p.22-34 and "A world of difference: constructing the `underclass` in progressive America" Mark Pittenger, vol.49 (1997) pp.26-65

    4. The age of reform: from Bryan to F. D. R. - Richard Hofstadter 1955

      Book Recommended Chapters 1-5

    5. Context 1 item
      1. Song: Lee Morse 'Tain't No Sin to Dance Around in Your Bones' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlg46kIGm_Q

         

        Video: Darren R. Reid and James O'Hara Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant with Commentaryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dntIyWfw57w

         

        Song: Jelly Roll Morton 'Boogaboo' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9MhwtDmqiE

         

        Song: Billie Holiday 'Strange Fruit' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

  10. Week 8 5 items
    1. America, empire of liberty: a new history - David Reynolds 2010

      Book Essential pp. 335-407

    2. Polity.

      Journal Recommended "The new deal: a new look" Morton Keller, vol.31 (1999) pp.657-663 and "The new deal: avenues for reconsideration" Alonzo Hamby, vol.31 (1999) pp.665-681

    3. Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind. : Online) - Mississippi Valley Historical Association.; Organization of American Historians.

      Journal Recommended "Along the american way: the new deal`s work relief program for the unemployed" William W. Bremner, vol.62 (1976) pp.636-652 and "The new deal and the Negro community: toward a broader conceptualization" Christopher G. Wye, vol.59 (1972) pp.621-639

    4. Context 1 item
      1. Song: Robert Johnson 'Sweet Home Chicago' – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkftesK2dck

         

        Video: Clip from 'Stagecoach' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yccvdXoHubI

         

        Video: Bugs Bunny being a bit racist – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsCZKkjR8NI

  11. Week 9 3 items
    1. Context 1 item
      1. Video: 'Duck and Cover' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKqXu-5jw60

         

        Video: Senator Joseph McCarthy on Democrats – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iGGjGSdqf8

         

        Video: 'Make Mine Freedom' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_DaMKUP3Og

  12. Week 10 7 items
    1. Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom - Richard H. King 1992 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential chapter 4

    2. How Long? How Long?: African American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights - Belinda Robnett 1997 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind. : Online) - Mississippi Valley Historical Association.; Organization of American Historians.

      Journal Recommended "How brown changed race relations: the backlash thesis" Michael J. Klarman, vol.81 (1994) pp.81-118 and "The long civil rights movement and the political uses of the past" Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, vol.91 (2005) pp.1233-66

    4. Journal of American studies (Online) - British Association for American Studies.

      Journal Recommended "Citizenship and self-respect: the experience of politics in the civil rights movement" Richard H. King, vol.22 (1988) pp.7-24

    5. Martin Luther King 'I Have a Dream Speech' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

       

      Lyndon John 'Address to Congress' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxEauRq1WxQ

       

      Malcolm X 'City Desk (1963)' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENHP89mLWOY

    6. Context 1 item
      1. Song: Gill Scott-Heron 'Whitey's on the Moon' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtBy_ppG4hY

         

        Documentary: Prom Night in Mississippi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysohr_Cjufw&list=PLB91D53DA3FDAC4AF

         

        Songs: 'Music of the Civil Rights Movement' – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLCYo8nplug

         

        Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement – http://photos.state.gov/galleries/usinfo-photo/39/civil_rights_07/1.html

  13. Week 11 10 items
    1. Diplomatic history - Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (electronic resource)

      Journal  "The Reagan administration, economic warfare, and starting to close down the Cold War" Alan P. Dobson, vol.29 no.3 (June 2005) pp.531-556

    2. Cultures of the War on Terror - Holloway, David 2008

      Book Recommended

    3. Journal of American studies (Online) - British Association for American Studies.

      Journal Recommended "Ronald Reagan`s place in history" David Mervin, vol.23 (1989) pp. 269-286

    4. Journal of cold war studies - Harvard Project on Cold War Studies c1999- (electronic resource)

      Journal Recommended "Western policy and the demise of the Soviet Union" Celeste A. Wallander, vol.5 no.4 (Fall 2003) pp.137-177

    5. Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind. : Online) - Mississippi Valley Historical Association.; Organization of American Historians.

      Journal Recommended "In the wake of September 11: the clash of what?" Michael Hunt, vol.89 no.2 (2002)

    6. Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind. : Online) - Mississippi Valley Historical Association.; Organization of American Historians.

      Journal Recommended "The September 11, 2001, oral history narrative and memory project: a first report" Mary Marshall Clark, vol.89 no.2 (2002)

    7. International affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs : 1944 : Online) - Royal Institute of International Affairs.

      Journal Recommended "US-European relations: past and future" Stanley Hoffman, vol.79 no.5 (2003) pp.1029-1036

    8. Context 1 item
      1. Video: Ronald Reagan Campaign Commercial 'Bear' from the 1984 Presidential Campaign – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpwdcmjBgNA

         

        Video: Ronald Reagan Campaign Commercial 'Morning In America' from the 1984 Presidential Campaign – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMJ90T2rwXU

         

        Video: Michael Moore's Acceptance Speech (2003) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Is43K6lrg

         

        Song: Pink Floyd 'Two Suns in the Sunset (1983) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Is43K6lrg

         

        Video: Dixie Chicks on their Opposition to Iraq – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew7fAkchiKo