Unit 1: Race, Slavery, Manhood, and Citizenship

1/20: A White Man's Country?
1/22: War, Violence, Manhood, and Citizenship I
1/27: War, Violence, Manhood, and Citizenship II

1/29: Back to Africa? Immigration, Emigration, and Colonization


M 1/20: A White Man's Country?

Essays:

TOOLKIT: William W. Freehling, "The Founding Fathers, Conditional Antislavery, and the Nonradicalism of the American Revolution," in The Reintegration of American History: Slavery and the Civil War (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994): 12-33.

ON-LINE: Ira Berlin, "Black People in a Slaveholding Republic," unpublished conference paper dated Sept. 27, 2002

J-STOR: Ulrich B. Phillips, "The Central Theme of Southern History," The American Historical Review 34 (Oct., 1928), pp. 30-43. [Please note that this article was published in 1928.]

Documents


W 1/22: War, Violence, Manhood, and Citizenship I
(click here for lecture outline)

Essays:

TOOLKIT: W. Jeffrey Bolster, "'To Feel Like a Man': Black Seamen in the Northern States, 1800-1860," in A Question of Manhood: A Reader in Black Men's History and Masculinity, ed. Darlene Clark Hine and Earnestine Jenkins (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999): 354-375.

TOOLKIT: Daniel C. Littlefield, "Blacks, John Brown, and a Theory of Manhood," in His Soul Goes Marching On: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid, ed. Paul Finkelman (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995): 67-97.

Documents:

TOOLKIT: June Purcell Guild, Ch. 9, "War and the Negro," Black Laws of Virginia

TOOLKIT: Frederick Douglass Breaks a Slave-Breaker (from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, 1845)


M 1/27: War, Violence, Manhood, and Citizenship II
(click here for lecture outline)

Essays:

J-STOR: William B. Gatewood, Jr., "Black Americans and the Quest for Empire, 1898-1903," in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 38, No. 4. (Nov., 1972), pp. 545-566.

TOOLKIT: Lawrence W. Levine, Ch. 6, "A Pantheon of Heroes," in Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977): 367-440.

Documents:

Buffalo Soldiers: Heroes or Villains?


W 1/29: Back to Africa? Immigration, Emigration, and Colonization

Essays:

TOOLKIT: Peter S. Onuf, "Every Generation Is an 'Independant Nation': Colonization, Miscegenation, and the Fate of Jefferson's Children," William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 57 (January 2000): 153-173.

TOOLKIT: John Dittmer, "The Education of Henry McNeal Turner," in Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century, eds. Leon Litwack and August Meier (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988): 252-272.

TOOLKIT: Ralph Ellison, "What America Would Be Like Without Blacks," in Going to the Territory (New York: Vintage Books, 1986): 104-112.

Documents:

ON-LINE: Thomas Jefferson on Colonization (from Notes on the State of Virginia, 1785)


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