ONLINE READINGS

HISTORY 17B ONLINE WINTER/SUMMER

This page contains the primary documents you will be reading throughout the semester.  You must complete the readings by the first session of each week.  Highlighted authors are linked to sites that will give you background material on who wrote each of these passages (but are not part of the required reading).

 

WEEK I

LECTURE 2 (Race and Segregation)  

"A RED RECORD" (1895)

by Ida B. Wells-Barnet

THE ATLANTA EXPOSITION ADDRESS (1895)

by Booker T. Washington

OF MR. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON AND OTHERS

by W.E.B. DuBois


WEEK II

LECTURE 6 (The Conflict Between Urban and Rural America, though you'll also find it compliments Progress and Conflict in the New Industrial Order and even the lecture on Progressivism)    

LIVING AND DYING IN PACKINGTOWN, CHICAGO from THE JUNGLE (1905)

by Upton Sinclair


LECTURE 10 (The Great Depression)

THE GRAPES OF WRATH:  CHAPTER 1 (1939)

by John Steinbeck


WEEK III

LECTURE 11 (A New Deal For America)

THE NEW DEAL AND THE IDEA OF THE STATE

by Alan Brinkley


WEEK IV

LECTURES 15-17

COMMUNISTS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE (1950)

by Sen. Joseph McCarthy

THE LONG TELEGRAM (1947)

by George Kennan

THE PROBLEM THAT HAS NO NAME 

by Betty Friedan

UP FROM THE POTATO FIELDS (1950)

Time Magazine


WEEK V

LECTURES 20-23

LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM CITY JAIL (April 16, 1963)

by Martin Luther King, Jr.

MESSAGE TO THE GRASS ROOTS (1963)

by Malcolm X

MY LAI MASSACRE

Testimony of Dennis Conti (1970)

PEASANT EXPERIENCES IN THE VIETNAM WAR

From the International Commission of Enquiry into U.S. Crimes in Indochina (1972)

THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION


WEEK VI

LECTURES 25 and 26

40th PRESIDENT RODE BOUNDLESS OPTIMISM

by

 

"WHITES NO LONGER A MAJORITY IN U.S. BY 2043"

by Hope Yen (Associated Press)

 

SOME PEOPLE DON'T COUNT

by Marc Cooper and Greg Goldin

ap_obama_speech_071002_ms.jpg (30913 bytes) RACE IN AMERICA

by Barack Obama

recession_2008.jpg (11908 bytes) THE REAL CAUSES OF THE CRASH OF 2008

by John Richardson


LECTURE 28

PRESIDENT BUSH'S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS AFTER THE 9-11 TRAGEDY (Sept 20, 2001)

"WAS THE IRAQ WAR WORTH IT?"

by Bacevich, Boot, Ignatieff, and O'Hanlon