Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Fall 2004 Weekly Topic Schedule

Weekly Topic Schedule:

Tues. Sept. 7 : War and Revolution I
· Prelude: The French & Indian War

Tues. Sept. 14 : War and Revolution II
· Founders of the Republic
· The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
· General Washington & the Continental Army

Tues. Sept. 21 : War and Revolution III
· The Times that Try Men’s Souls
· Valley Forge to Yorktown

Tues. Sept. 28 : A New Nation & a New Constitution
· And a Bill of Rights

Tues. Oct. 5 : Thomas Jefferson’s America
· Lewis & Clark’s Trek
· Marbury v. Madison & the Supreme Court

Tues. Oct. 12 : Transportation Fever! Cotton Fever!
· Cotton! Factories! Steamboats! Canals! Trains!
· And a Little About Young Mr. Lincoln

Tues. Oct. 19 : The Age of Jackson
· Indian Wars & Indian Removal

Tues. Oct. 26 : New Spiritual Visions of America
· Christian Perfectionism in America
· The Latter-Day Saints, the Shakers, & Others

Tues. Nov. 2 : Antebellum Reformers
· Seneca Falls and Rochester, NY.
· Frederick Douglass & Antislavery

Tues. Nov. 9 : The Old South and Slavery
· A Culture Based on Honor
· The Mexican War

Tues. Nov. 16 : The Impending Crisis!
· Lincoln the Republican
· The 1860 Election to Fort Sumter!

(no class Nov. 23)

Tues. Nov. 30 : The Civil War, Part I
· Bull Run to Chancellorsville!
· The Songs of the Civil War

Tues. Dec. 7 : The Civil War, Part II
· Antietam to Gettysburg!
· The Casualties of War

Tues., Dec. 14 : The Civil War, Part III (last class)
· Vicksburg to Appomattox!
· To Bind Up Our Nation’s Wounds
· The Civil War in American Memory