Week by Week

Monday

August 29

Introduction & Housekeeping

Friday

September 2

BLOG URL DUE

Monday

September 5

NO CLASS (Labor Day)

Monday

September 12

Reading:

Robert Hine & John Mack Faragher, The American West

Patricia Nelson, Limerick, Legacy of Conquest

Tuesday

September 13

LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES

Monday

September 19

Reading:

Frederick Jackson Turner, The Significance of the Frontier in American History

Virginia Scharf et al, “Claims and Prospects,” Western Historical Quarterly,” Vol. 31, No. 1. (Spring, 2000) (JSTOR)

William Deverell, “Fighting Words: The Significance of the American West in the History of the United States,” Western Historical Quarterly XXV (Summer 1994) (JSTOR)

David Emmons, “Constructed Province: History and the Making of the Last American West,” and “A Round table of Responses,” Western Historical Quarterly XXV (Winter 1994) (JSTOR)

Monday

September 26

Reading:

Colin Calloway, One Long Winter Count

Bernard DeVoto, Journals of Lewis and Clark

Friday

September 30

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES

Monday

October 3

Reading:

Steven Lubet, Murder in Tombstone

Susan Johnson, Roaring Camp

Monday

October 10

NO CLASS (Columbus Day)

Tuesday

October 11

Reading:

In re: Roy Baker (PACKET)

Monday

October 17

Reading:

Elliot West, The Way to the West

Monday

October 24

ROY BAKER PAPER DUE

Reading:

William Robbins, Colony and Empire

Monday

October 31

Reading:

Irwin, Women & Gender in the American West

Susan Johnson, “‘A Memory Sweet to Soldiers:’ The Significance of Gender in the American West,” Western Historical Quarterly XXIV (November 1993) (JSTOR)

Monday

November 7

Reading:

Martha Sandweiss, Print the Legend

Monday

November 14

Reading:

Philip DeLoria, Indians in Unexpected Places

George Sanchez, Becoming Mexican American

David R. Lewis, “Still Native: The Significance of Native Americans in the History of the 20th Century American West,” Western Historical Quarterly (May 1993) (JSTOR)

David G. Gutierrez, “Significant to Whom?: Mexican Americans and the History of the American West,” Western Historical Quarterly (November 1993) (JSTOR)

Monday

November 21

Reading:

Investigative Case Files, 1924–1933

To access this collection, do the following after you have clicked the link to the main ARC search: 1) Press the Yellow search button to go to the Basic search screen. 2) Enter Bureau of Prohibition in the Keywords box. 3) Select the limit results radio button for 100. 4) Select the box marked Descriptions of Archival Materials linked to digital copies. 5) Press the Go button. 6) When hits are returned for your search, view the full result of your hit by selecting the Title link.

Monday

November 28

Reading:

Mark Reisner, Cadillac Desert

John Findlay, “Far Western Cityscapes and American Culture Since 1940,” Western Historical Quarterly XXII (February 1991) (JSTOR)

Monday

December 5

Reading:

Rothman, Devil’s Bargains

Richard White, “The Current Weirdness in the West,” Western Historical Quarterly, XXVIII (Spring 1997) (JSTOR)

“Wresting the West from ‘The West”: A Roundtable,” Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 3. (Autumn, 1997) (JSTOR)

McLure, Helen, “The Wild, Wild Web: The Mythic American West and the Electronic Frontier,” Western Historical Quarterly XXXI (Winter 2000) (JSTOR)

Tuesday

December 13

INVESTIGATIVE CASE FILES PAPER DUE

SELF-EVALUATION DUE