Week 12 Schedule:
Slavery and Suppression


Monday (11/10)

War and Governance, 1775-1791

Before class: Read Guarneri, America in the World, pp. 103-107. From the Outline of U.S. History chapter on The Road to Independence, read sections 10-14. From the chapter on The Formation of a National Government read sections 1-6. Read the essays on Loyalists and Black Loyalists from the Canadian Encyclopedia. Read the biographies of Fleury Mesplet, Thayendanega, or Joseph Brant, and Guy Carleton from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

A summary of the Wikipedia article on Battles of Lexington and Concord will be posted by Justin Kane. A summary of the Wikipedia article on Siege of Yorktown, 1781 will be posted by Benjamin Kingsbury. A summary of the Wikipedia article on the Articles of Confederation will be posted by Peter Knezevich. A summary of the Wikipedia article on Canada's Constitutional Act of 1791. will be posted by Abigail Hartman. A posting of reflections, connections, and short answer questions will be posted by Hannah Houck. These summaries and reflections will be posted to the course discussion forum. Please refer to the wiki and connections posting instructions before posting.


Wednesday (11/12)

Land Laws, Louisiana, and Visions of the West

Before class: View this The Invasion of America, animation of treaty settlements from 1783 to 2010, and then browse the accompanying interactive map. From the Outline of U.S. History's chapter on the Formation of a National Government, read sub-sections 7 through 11. Read the History Channel's brief summary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, 1794. Read the brief essay on The Impact of the Haitian Revolution on Louisiana on the Toussaint L'Ouverture Historical Society site. Read the brief summary of the Louisiana Slave Insurrection of 1811 and the biography of Baroness Pontalba from the Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Read this brief summary of the life and expeditions of Alexander Mackenzie from the Canadian Heritage Information Network site. Read the brief biography of Gen. James Wilkinson from the ANB. Read Meriwether Lewis's account of learning western geography from the Shoshone. Review the summaries of Kenton v. Pentalba and the Zebulon Pike expedition, optionally consulting the original sources.

Please bring your portable computing device to class. Using the documents above, we will consider how we might rewrite the Outline of U.S. History's summary of this era.

A summary of the Wikipedia article on Doctrine of Discovery will be posted by William Shelley. A summary of the Wikipedia article on Northwest Ordinance of 1787 will be posted by Casey Wood. A summary of the Wikipedia article on the Public Land Survey System will be posted by John David Mitchell. A summary of the Wikipedia article on Coverture will be posted by Katherine Olson. A posting of reflections, connections, and short answer questions will be posted by Will Patterson. These summaries and reflections will be posted to the course discussion forum. Please refer to the wiki and connections posting instructions before posting.


Friday (11/14)

Second Preliminary Exam

This examination will cover all material since the first preliminary exam. It will be composed of a short answer section, a choice of essays, and a paragraph essay.

Note: The instructor reserves the right to change any provisions, due dates, grading percentages, or any other items without prior notice. All assignments on this schedule are covered under the university's policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. See the syllabus statement for further details. This page was last updated on 10/14/2014.