This is the final reading list for fall quarter. Paper copies of these readings should be in the college bookstore by the start of the quarter. The links to Amazon don’t endorse Amazon; they provide handy information and reader reviews.

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Wk 1  Intro program, pre-colonial  —
Wanted: The Outlaw in American Visual Culture, by Rachel Hall.

Wk 2  Colonial Era —
Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island’s Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884, by Katherine H. Hays; A People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution, by Peter Irons;  Intro-Ch 1.

Wk 3  Am Rev/Founding —
Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era, by Edward Countryman; People’s History, , Ch 2-7.

Wk 4  Early Republic —
Dangerous to Know: Women, Crime, and Notoriety in the Early Republic , by Susan Branson; People’s History, Ch 8-10.

Wk 5  Market Revolution —
Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild, by Lee Sandlin; People’s History, Ch 11-12.

Wk 6  Antebellum Reform/Abolitionism —
Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents, by Paul Finkelman; People’s History, Ch 13-15.

Wk 7  Civil War –
Narrative of Sojourner Truth, by Sojourner Truth; Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, by Eric Foner, Intro-Ch 4.

Wk 8  Reconstruction —
Forever Free, Ch5-end; People’s History, Ch 16-17.

Thanksgiving Week —
Once They Moved Like the Wind: Cochise, Geronimo, and The Apache War, by David Roberts, Pt 1: Cochise.

Wk 9  Postbellum West —
Once They Moved Like the Wind, Pt 2: Geronimo

Wk 10  Gilded Age —
Plessy v. Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents, by Brook Thomas (185p); People’s History, Ch. 18.


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