week by week
date work

Wednesday,

August 31

Discussion:

  • Housekeeping & Introductions

Friday,

September 1

BLOG URL DUE

Tuesday,

September 6

LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES WITH NO TUITION PENALTY

Wednesday,

September 7

Reading:

  • Josephine Tey, Daughter of Time
    Census Extracts (primary document)

Problem #1:

  • The Census

Wednesday,

September 14

Reading:

  • Suzanne Lebsock, Free Women of Petersburg
    Louisa Cousselle Probate & Will (primary document)

Problem #2:

  • Probates & Wills

Wednesday,

September 21

Reading:

  • Patricia Cline Cohen, Who Killed Helen Jewett
    In re: Mollie Grahm (primary document)

Problem #3:

  • Coroner's Inquests

Wednesday,

September 28

Reading:

  • Michael Greenberg, Governing the Hearth
  • Hershfield v. Hershfield (primary document)

Problem #4:

  • Civil Suits

Friday,

September 30

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES

Wednesday,

October 5

Reading:

  • Stephen Lubet, Murder in Tombstone
  • Territory v. Rehberg (primary document)

Problem #5:

  • Civil Suits

Wednesday,

October 12

NO CLASS (Conference)

 

Wednesday,

October 19

Reading:

  • Errol Morris, Believing is Seeing
  • George Roeder Jr., The Censored War
  • Selected Daguerreotypes (primary documents)

Problem #6:

  • Photographs

Wednesday,

October 26

Reading:

  • 1. Susan Schulten, “The Cartography of Slavery and the Authority of Statistics,” Civil War History, Vol. 56, No. 1 (2010): 5–32 (online)
  • 2. Susan Schulten, “Emma Willard and the Graphic Foundations of American History,” Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 33, No. 3 (2007): 542–564 (online)
  • 3. Penny L. Richards, “Could I but Mark Out My Own Map of Life": Educated Women Embracing Cartography in the Nineteenth-Century American South,” Cartographica, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2004) 1–17 (online)
  • 4. Barrow’s Plantation (primary document)

Problem #7:

  • Maps

Wednesday,

November 2

Reading:

  • Kenneth Ames, Death in the Dining Room
  • John Lewis Krimmel, The Quilting Frolic (primary document)

Problem #8:

  • Material Culture

Wednesday,

November 9

Reading:

  • Richard Rath, How Early Amerca Sounded
  • TBA (primary document)

Problem #9:

  • Sound

Wednesday,

November 16

Reading:

  • Richard White, Railroaded

Problem #10:

  • Big Ideas

Wednesday,

November 23

NO CLASS (Thanksgiving)

Wednesday,

November 30

Reading:

    Simon Schama, Dead Certainties

Problem #11

  • Prose

Wednesday,

December 7

PRESENTATIONS

Friday,

December 15

SELF-EVALUATION DUE

FINAL PROJECT DUE