THURSDAY, 26 APRIL 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. IDEA evaluation

It is available online.

We will take time at the end of class today for the evaluation.

III. Schedule for today

Friday songs on Thursday (1 more week and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

Discussion of our term paper findings.

IDEA evaluation at end of class.

VI. Final Exam

Take-home final exam study guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST%20382%20Final%20S18

Same format (5-7 pages) and approach (show what you learned) as for the mid-term.

Please turn in a hard-copy.

Due by 5 pm next Friday.

VII. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

Due by 5 pm next Friday. Hard copy. 5-7 pages.

Title your paper: "The week ending [example: 15 March 1918] in WWI as portrayed by the Stars and Stripes."

Certification: I certify that I have completely read all 8 pages of my weekly edition.

Demonstrate that you have become an expert on what's in that one weekly edition.

List the headlines as an appendix.
Which 20 headlines were worth digging into more thoroughly.

The meat of your paper:
Focus on 10 to analyze.
Why did you choose each one?

Have at least one advertisement, one home front, two battle ones.

Write up the essence of what you learned from each of the 10.






World War I library exhibit by Jennifer Blair
Here is the PDF of all her material:








TUESDAY, 24 APRIL 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. IDEA evaluation

It is available online.

We will take time at the end of class on Thursday for the evaluation.

III. FYI

[From Jayden]
Great WWI chronology
http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/firstworldwar/index-1918.html

[From Kat]
How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2URLyxcdpgA

IV. Schedule for today

Work on your papers until 11:55.

Then we will take a field trip to Marshburn Library to view the WWI exhibit by Jennifer Blair.

V. Schedule for Thursday

Friday songs on Thursday (1 more week and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

Discussion of our term paper findings.

IDEA evaluation at end of class.

VI. Final Exam

Take-home final exam study guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST%20382%20Final%20S18

Same format (5-7 pages) and approach (show what you learned) as for the mid-term.

Please turn in a hard-copy.

Due by 5 pm next Friday.

VII. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

Title your paper: "The week ending [example: 15 March 1918] in WWI as portrayed by the Stars and Stripes."

Certification: I certify that I have completely read all 8 pages of my weekly edition.

Demonstrate that you have become an expert on what's in that one weekly edition.

List the headlines as an appendix.
Which 20 headlines were worth digging into more thoroughly.

The meat of your paper:
Focus on 10 to analyze.
Why did you choose each one?

Have at least one advertisement, one home front, two battle ones.

Write up the essence of what you learned from each of the 10.






THURSDAY, 19 APRIL 2018

Friday songs on Thursday: 2 more weeks and we'll be through

Schedule for remainder of our semester

Today/next Tuesday: You work on your paper/I go over your weekly edition with you individually

Thursday, 26 April: class-wide discussion of our findings

Term Paper:

List of issues
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/?fa=original-format%3Anewspaper

Final Exam

Take-home final exam study guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST%20382%20Final%20S18

Same format (5-7 pages) and approach (show what you learned) as for the mid-term.

Please turn in a hard-copy.

Due date of the exam.






TUESDAY, 17 APRIL 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. IDEA evaluation

It is available online.

III. Schedule for remainder of our semester

WEEK #15
Work on term paper during class time
Tuesday, 17 April: World War I
Thursday, 19 April: World War I
WEEK #16
Presentations in 2 round table groups (five students each round table (each day)
Maybe we will do one more day of work on the paper and just have a class-wide discussion Thursday
Tuesday, 24 April: World War I
Thursday, 26 April: World War I

I think I should let you have extra time on the paper--if you want. Otherwise turn it in Thursday.

IV. Final Exam

Take-home final exam study guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST%20382%20Final%20S18

Same format (5-7 pages) and approach (show what you learned) as for the mid-term.

Please turn in a hard-copy.

Due date of the exam.

V. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

Title of your paper: "The week ending [example: 15 March 1918] in WWI as portrayed by the Stars and Stripes."

Select a week between 1 March and 1 November 1918.
Stick with that week.

List of issues
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/?fa=original-format%3Anewspaper

Read all 8 pages completely.
I certify that I have read all 8 pages of my weekly edition.

Become an expert on what's in that one weekly edition and where things lead.

I'm almost more interested in process than a finished "paper."

We are doing real historical reconstruction.

Show what exploratory paths you took.

What great databases of letters, diaries, memoirs have you found which are linked to items in your edition.

List the headlines.

Pick 20 to dig into more deeply.

Focus on 10 to analyze.
Why did you choose them?

Research (a bit) on the 10 where necessary

Write up the essence of the 10.

VI. Term Paper: additional items

You need to be spending more time on this than just class time.

Dig into at least one of each:

Advertisements limit to one
That is too easy

Several battle kind of article

One home front article

Google Search: text plus switch to images

VII. Term Paper: more additional items

How to footnote items from our editions

Stars and Stripes today
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars_and_Stripes_(newspaper)
https://www.stripes.com/

Ten things you probably didn't know about WWI [Thanks to Kat Ung]
https://www.historyextra.com/period/first-world-war/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-the-first-world-war/

General Bliss: representative at Allied Conference
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_War_Council

Douglas Haig
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Haig,_1st_Earl_Haig

Ardennes baker recreates WWI bread
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/51145

WWI wrap puttees

Elsie Janis

Meurice Hotel, Paris

Chemin des Dames
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemin_des_Dames

The Command is Forward: Tales of the A.E.F. as they appeared in the Stars and Stripes
https://www.amazon.com/Command-Forward-Tales-battlefields-appeared/dp/1537024868

40 Hommes 8 Cheveaux
http://don.genemcguire.com/40_8.htm

Women and the war effort
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/women-and-the-war-effort/

Women of the Red Cross: canteen chat
https://redcrosschat.org/2014/03/06/from-the-archives-women-of-the-canteen-service/

Hot Chocolate: A WWI "Canteen Girl" Writes Home
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5329

Women YMCA workers during WWI
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/women-ymca-workers-during-wwi/women-ymca-workers-during-wwi
Eagle Huts
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/women-ymca-workers-during-wwi/eagle-hut/4

Marian Baldwin: Canteen worker
https://americanwomeninwwi.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/marian-baldwin-canteen-worker/

The American Indian in WWI
https://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7/wwi/comment/Cmrts/Cmrt7.html

How Christianity shaped the experience and memories of WWI
http://theconversation.com/how-christianity-shaped-the-experience-and-memories-of-world-war-
i-75449

WWI Gardens
http://rosehayden-smith.com/stars-stripes-wwi-gardens/

Stars and Stripes on a CD
https://www.amazon.com/WWI-Stars-Stripes-Newspaper-Published/dp/B0015DHF18

Leisure time on the Western front
https://owlcation.com/humanities/first-world-war-leisure-time-on-the-western-front

Soldiers on leave
https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/soldiers_on_leave

Photos of British troops on leave
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4791800/Photos-reveal-British-troops-enjoying-break-WWI.html

Letters home from the war
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rstaley/wwessay.htm
Postal Service
Red Cross
The Leave Areas
YMCA with the AEF
Athletic events with the AEF

WWI YMCA Huts
http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/ymca.htm
http://www.michelleule.com/2014/02/28/world-war-ymca/
https://www.worldwar1postcards.com/the-ymca.php

Marshall Foch
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Foch

General Hindenburg
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_von_Hindenburg

Poilu

Leave policy
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4791800/Photos-reveal-British-troops-enjoying-break-
WWI.html

VII. Term Paper: Who is doing which week?

List of issues
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/?fa=original-format%3Anewspaper

Matthew 11 October
Jasmine 26 April
Livia 2 August
Shane 26 July
Zarah 5 April
Nana 17 May
Moises 6 September
Viktoria 14 June
Breanna
Ashli 5 July
Brandon 14 June
Kat 20 September
Madison 1 March
Curtis 27 September
Sean 27 September
Kevin 12 July
Jenelle 12 April
Jayden 8 November
Ronald 8 February







THURSDAY, 12 APRIL 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (3 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. IDEA evaluation

It is available online.

III. Schedule for remainder of our semester

WEEK #14
Work on presentations during class time
Thursday, 12 April: World War I
WEEK #15
Work on presentations during class time
Tuesday, 17 April: World War I
Thursday, 19 April: World War I
WEEK #16
Presentations in 2 round table groups (five students each round table (each day)
Tuesday, 24 April: World War I
Thursday, 26 April: World War I

IV. Final Exam

Take-home final exam study guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST%20382%20Final%20S18

Same format (5-7 pages) and approach (show what you learned) as for the mid-term.

Please turn in a hard-copy.

Due the date of the exam.

V. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

Title of your paper: "The week ending [example: 15 March 1918] in WWI as portrayed by the Stars and Stripes."

Select a week between 1 March and 1 November 1918.
Stick with that week.

List of issues
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/?fa=original-format%3Anewspaper

Read all 8 pages completely.

Become an expert on what's in that one weekly edition and where things lead.

I'm almost more interested in process than a finished "paper."

We are doing real historical reconstruction.

Show what exploratory paths you took.

What great databases of letters, diaries, memoirs have you found which are linked to items in your edition.

List the headlines.

Pick 20 to dig into more deeply.

Focus on 10 to analyze.
Why did you choose them?

Research (a bit) on the 10 where necessary

Write up the essence of the 10.






TUESDAY, 10 APRIL 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Schedule for remainder of our semester

WEEK #14
Work on presentations during class time
Thursday, 12 April: World War I
WEEK #15
Work on presentations during class time
Tuesday, 17 April: World War I
Thursday, 19 April: World War I
WEEK #16
Presentations in 2 round table groups (five students each round table (each day)
Tuesday, 24 April: World War I
Thursday, 26 April: World War I

III. Reminder: Resources for writing and research

Term Paper wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Term%20Paper

Bibliography mining

IV. Final Exam

Take-home final exam study guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST%20382%20Final%20S18

Same format (5-7 pages) and approach (show what you learned) as for the mid-term.

Please turn in a hard-copy.

Due the date of the exam.

V. In class today: Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

Title of your paper: "The week ending [example: 15 March 1918] in WWI as portrayed by the Stars and Stripes."

Select a week between 1 March and 1 November 1918.
Stick with that week.

Homework: Read all 8 pages completely by Thursday.

Become an expert on what's in that one weekly edition and where things lead.

I'm almost more interested in process than a finished "paper."

We are doing real historical reconstruction.

Show what exploratory paths you took.

What great databases of letters, diaries, memoirs have you found which are linked to items in your edition.

List the headlines.

Pick 20 to dig into more deeply.

Focus on 10 to analyze.
Why did you choose them?

Research (a bit) on the 10 where necessary

Write up the essence of the 10.

Articles for us to review in class today about the Stars and Stripes:

A talented editorial staff
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/behind-the-scenes/a-talented-editorial-staff/

Advertisements
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/advertisements/

Illustrations
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/illustrations/

Soldier-authored material
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/soldier-authored-material/

Sports Page
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/the-sports-page/

Women and the War Effort
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/women-and-the-war-effort/

VI. Material about the Stars and Stripes newspaper I don't want to lose track of.

About this Collection - Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 | Digital Collections | Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/about-this-collection/

Teacher Resources page
https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/starsandstripes/
Go to the bottom of this page and click on "List of issue"

List of issues
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/?fa=original-format%3Anewspaper

Let's take a look at the newspaper issue in 1918 that includes today's date (15 March)
Select by date "Oldest first" to get a chronological listing.

Now, here is a link to that entire issue (it is actually dated March 15, 1918).
https://www.loc.gov/item/20001931/1918-03-15/ed-1/

Inside the pages of the collection: main categories we will focus on in our term papers.
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/

VI. In class today: What was World War I all about:

Go to this wiki page for the outline of what I want to cover today:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+383+Prep+S18






THURSDAY, 5 APRIL 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (4 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Resources for writing and research

Term Paper wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Term%20Paper

Bibliography mining

III. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

[Reminder to me to see below (Tuesday, 20 March)]

Let's work through each of these pages today.

The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p ] - 0001.pdf
The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p 2] - 0002.pdf
The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p 3] - 0003.pdf
The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p 4] - 0004.pdf
The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p 5] - 0005.pdf
The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p 6] - 0006.pdf
The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p 7] - 0007.pdf
The stars and stripes. (Paris, France) (Paris, France) 1918-03-15 [p 8] - 0008.pdf

Here are some places I want us to go to on the internet:
Newton Baker
Tasker H. Bliss [Fort Bliss named for him]
Walk Over shoes
Adams chewing gum
Belle Jardiniere Paris
Ever Ready Safety Razor
J. Coquillot
Hotel Vouillemont

Notes to myself for the next class session

"The week ending 15 March 1918 in WWI as portrayed by the Stars and Stripes."

Be an expert on what's in that one weekly edition and where things lead.

I'm almost more interested in process than a finished "paper."

We are doing real historical reconstruction.

Show what exploratory paths you took.

What great databases of letters, diaries, memoirs are linked to
items in your edition.

Keep to 1918, March to mid-November

Try to understand that week

Read all 8 pages

List the headlines

Pick 20 to dig into more deeply

Focus on 10 to analyze
Why choose them

Research a bit on the 10 where necessary

Write up the essence of the 10

Articles for us to review:

A talented editorial staff
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/behind-the-scenes/a-talented-editorial-staff/

Advertisements
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/advertisements/

Illustrations
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/illustrations/

Soldier-authored material
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/soldier-authored-material/

Sports Page
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/the-sports-page/

Women and the War Effort
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/women-and-the-war-effort/

IV. Homework for Tuesday, 10 April 2018

TBA

V. In class today: reaction to homework

Monroe Doctrine (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monroe

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

U.S. Intervention in Latin America [read "Teddy's Legacy" and "End of an era"]
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#intervention

The Panama Canal (Small Planet)
Read "President Roosevelt" and"Joining the Waters"
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/joining.html

General John J. Pershing
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0913.html

The United States Armed Forces and the Mexican Punitive Expedition
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/fall/mexican-punitive-expedition-1.html
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/winter/mexican-punitive-expedition-2.html

[Reminder to me to use these videos in class:]

Panama Canal
https://youtu.be/Pv0upmpPw3c

John Pershing
https://youtu.be/xiAWJ56SPo0

Mexican Punitive Expedition
https://youtu.be/hP2RrjugWVA






TUESDAY, 3 APRIL 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Resources for writing and research

Term Paper wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Term%20Paper

Bibliography mining

III. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

See below (Tuesday, 20 March)

[Reminder to me: print out one of the editions]
https://www.loc.gov/item/20001931/1918-03-15/ed-1/

IV. Homework for Thursday, 5 April:
Roosevelt Corollary, Panama Canal, Mexican Punitive Expedition, John Pershing

Monroe Doctrine (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monroe

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

U.S. Intervention in Latin America [read "Teddy's Legacy" and "End of an era"]
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#intervention

The Panama Canal (Small Planet)
Read "President Roosevelt" and"Joining the Waters"
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/joining.html

General John J. Pershing
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0913.html

The United States Armed Forces and the Mexican Punitive Expedition
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/fall/mexican-punitive-expedition-1.html
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/winter/mexican-punitive-expedition-2.html

[Reminder to me to use these videos in class:]

Panama Canal
https://youtu.be/Pv0upmpPw3c

John Pershing
https://youtu.be/xiAWJ56SPo0

Mexican Punitive Expedition
https://youtu.be/hP2RrjugWVA

V. In class today: US-Japan relations
(Matthew Perry, growth of Japanese empire, Great White Fleet, SF school and Gentlemen's Agreement)

Japanese-American Relations, 1900-1922 (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/japanese-relations

First Sino–Japanese War (1894-1895)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Sino-Japanese_War

Portsmouth Treaty and the Russo-Japanese War (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/portsmouth-treaty

Segregation of Japanese students in S.F 1906
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/harp/1110.html

Gentlemen's Agreement reduces Japanese immigration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentlemen's_Agreement_of_1907

S.F. Earthquake (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/apr18.html

Great White Fleet [read "Background and Purpose]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_White_Fleet

[Reminder to me to use these videos in class today:]

Small Planet Japan
Read "Expansion in the Pacific" and "Letter to an Emperor"
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#EP1

Mejii Restoration
https://youtu.be/Y_b58Rpg2YY

First Sino-Japanese War
https://youtu.be/h9mlfpl8p74

Russo-Japanese War
https://youtu.be/qS1csqutxv4

Japanese immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigr
ation/japanese.html

Gentlemen's Agreement with Japan
https://youtu.be/w54NEHJvXpw

Great White Fleet
https://youtu.be/zUOPq61dJ3M






THURSDAY, 29 MARCH 2018

No class. Easter vacation.






TUESDAY, 27 MARCH 2018

Mood music for the time period we are studying:

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

Friday songs on Tuesday (5 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Resources for writing and research

Term Paper wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Term%20Paper

Bibliography mining

III. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

See below (Tuesday, 20 March)

[Reminder to me: print out one of the editions]
https://www.loc.gov/item/20001931/1918-03-15/ed-1/

IV. Homework for the next few class sessions

a. Thursday, 29 March [Easter Break--no class]

b. Tuesday, 3 April: US-Japan relations
(Matthew Perry, growth of Japanese empire, Great White Fleet, SF school and Gentlemen's Agreement)

Japanese-American Relations, 1900-1922 (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/japanese-relations

First Sino–Japanese War (1894-1895)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Sino-Japanese_War

Portsmouth Treaty and the Russo-Japanese War (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/portsmouth-treaty

Segregation of Japanese students in S.F 1906
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/harp/1110.html

Gentlemen's Agreement reduces Japanese immigration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentlemen's_Agreement_of_1907

S.F. Earthquake (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/apr18.html

Great White Fleet [read "Background and Purpose]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_White_Fleet

c. Thursday, 5 April: Roosevelt Corollary, Panama Canal, Mexican Punitive Expedition, John Pershing

Monroe Doctrine (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monroe

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

U.S. Intervention in Latin America [read "Teddy's Legacy" and "End of an era"]
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#intervention

The Panama Canal (Small Planet)
Read "President Roosevelt" and"Joining the Waters"
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/joining.html

General John J. Pershing
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0913.html

The United States Armed Forces and the Mexican Punitive Expedition
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/fall/mexican-punitive-expedition-1.html
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/winter/mexican-punitive-expedition-2.html

V. In class today: new material >> US-China relationship

Video: The Open Door
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wFjjdMHv2A&feature=youtu.be

Maps of spheres of influence
http://historyworldsome.blogspot.com/2013/12/spheres-of-influence-in-china.html

Imperialism and the Open Door (EDSITEment)
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/lesson-4-imperialism-and-open-door#sect-background

Open Door Notes (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/hay-and-china

Boxer Rebellion (EDSITEment)
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/lesson-4-imperialism-and-open-door#sect-background

Boxer Rebellion (Sound Smart video)
Boxers were both anti-Christian and anti-foreign
http://youtu.be/AcwbMmUWHGw

Spheres of influence, Boxer Rebellion, Fists of Righteous Harmony (Small Planet)
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/fists.html

U.S. Marines in the Boxer Rebellion (National Archives magazine)
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1999/winter/boxer-rebellion-1.html






THURSDAY, 22 MARCH 2018

Mood music for the time period we are studying:

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

Friday songs on Thursday (6 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Resources for writing and research

Term Paper wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Term%20Paper

Bibliography mining

III. Term Paper: Stars and Stripes Newspaper

See below (Tuesday, 20 March)

[Reminder to me: print out one of the editions]

IV. Valuable lesson for our lives

How to stop eating sugar
https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/how-to-stop-eating-sugar

V. Homework for Tuesday, 27 March: US-China relationship

Imperialism and the Open Door (EDSITEment)
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/lesson-4-imperialism-and-open-door#sect-background

Open Door Notes (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/hay-and-china

Boxer Rebellion (EDSITEment)
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/lesson-4-imperialism-and-open-door#sect-background

Boxer Rebellion (Sound Smart video)
Boxers were both anti-Christian and anti-foreign
http://youtu.be/AcwbMmUWHGw

Spheres of influence, Boxer Rebellion, Fists of Righteous Harmony (Small Planet)
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/fists.html

U.S. Marines in the Boxer Rebellion (National Archives magazine)
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1999/winter/boxer-rebellion-1.html

VI. In class today: complete the video about the Spanish-American War

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
http://youtu.be/8g8NpQsmxj4

VII. In class today: new material

Philippines:
The proposed treaty sparked an important debate:
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl17.html

1. Those in favor of acquiring Philippines: imperialist case. Advocated an empire.

Advocates of empire appealed to motives of
Patriotism
Manifest destiny
Commerce

2. Those against acquiring Philippines: anti–imperialist case.

Many felt imperialism counter to U.S. principles.
Other felt U.S. could expand markets without ruling other countries.
Labor unions felt they would be undercut by importation of low–wage contract workers.

Philippine–American war (1898–1902)

1. Emiliano Aguinaldo's army had helped U.S. against the Spanish.

2. Aguinaldo expected to be president of an independent Philippines.

3. U.S. decided not to permit him to be President.

4. Aguinaldo led a guerrilla war against the occupying U.S. military.

5. War foreshadowed tactics and atrocities of Vietnam.

6. Aguinaldo finally captured. The revolt ended.

VIII. In class today: reaction to homework

"The White Man's Burden": Kipling's Hymn to U.S. Imperialism
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478

Philippine-American War (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war

American soldiers in the Philippines write home about the war
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/58/

A Gift from the Gods (Small Planet)
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/gift.html

Q&A: 'Honor in the Dust' Author on U.S.-Philippine History (TIME)
http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/02/16/the-u-s-and-the-philippines-a-century-ago-dashed-dreams-of-empire/






TUESDAY, 20 MARCH 2018

Mood music for the time period we are studying:

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Resources for writing and research:

My Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing%20Handbook

Term Paper
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Term%20Paper

Zotero
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Research

III. Term paper: repeat of material used in past: Stars and Stripes newspaper

About this Collection - Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 | Digital Collections | Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/about-this-collection/

Teacher Resources page
https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/starsandstripes/
Go to the bottom of this page and click on "List of issue"

List of issues
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/?fa=original-format%3Anewspaper

Let's take a look at the newspaper issue in 1918 that includes today's date (15 March)
Select by date "Oldest first" to get a chronological listing.

Now, here is a link to that entire issue (it is actually dated March 15, 1918).
https://www.loc.gov/item/20001931/1918-03-15/ed-1/

Inside the pages of the collection: main categories we will focus on in our term papers.
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/

IV. Homework for Thursday, 22 March

"The White Man's Burden": Kipling's Hymn to U.S. Imperialism
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478

Philippine-American War (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war

American soldiers in the Philippines write home about the war
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/58/

A Gift from the Gods (Small Planet)
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/gift.html

Q&A: 'Honor in the Dust' Author on U.S.-Philippine History (TIME)
http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/02/16/the-u-s-and-the-philippines-a-century-ago-dashed-dreams-of-empire/

V. In class today: reaction to homework

A Splendid Little War (Small Planet)
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/splendid.html

The Rough Riders Storm San Juan Hill, 1898
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/roughriders.htm

Spanish-American war
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/trask.html

Cuba 1898
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/hernandez.html

VI. In class today: more from the video about the Spanish-American War

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
http://youtu.be/8g8NpQsmxj4






THURSDAY, 15 MARCH 2018

Mood music for the time period we are studying:

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

Friday songs on Thursday (7 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home mid-term exam

Grade consists of content and prose.

My Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing%20Handbook

III. Term paper thoughts and beginnings: Stars and Stripes newspaper

About this Collection - Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 | Digital Collections | Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/about-this-collection/

Teacher Resources page
https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/starsandstripes/
Go to the bottom of this page and click on "List of issue"

List of issues
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/?fa=original-format%3Anewspaper

Let's take a look at the newspaper issue in 1918 that includes today's date (15 March)
Select by date "Oldest first" to get a chronological listing.

Now, here is a link to that entire issue (it is actually dated March 15, 1918).
https://www.loc.gov/item/20001931/1918-03-15/ed-1/

Inside the pages of the collection: main categories we will focus on in our term papers.
https://www.loc.gov/collections/stars-and-stripes/articles-and-essays/inside-the-pages/

IV. Homework for next week:

a. Tuesday, 20 March

A Splendid Little War (Small Planet)
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/splendid.html

The Rough Riders Storm San Juan Hill, 1898
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/roughriders.htm

Spanish-American war
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/trask.html

Cuba 1898
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/hernandez.html

b. Thursday, 22 March

"The White Man's Burden": Kipling's Hymn to U.S. Imperialism
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478

Philippine-American War (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war

American soldiers in the Philippines write home about the war
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/58/

A Gift from the Gods (Small Planet)
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/gift.html

Q&A: 'Honor in the Dust' Author on U.S.-Philippine History (TIME)
http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/02/16/the-u-s-and-the-philippines-a-century-ago-dashed-dreams-of-empire/

IV. In class today: quick review of the homework reading

We will have deeper material on the readings for next week.

V. In class today: more from the video about the Spanish-American War

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
http://youtu.be/8g8NpQsmxj4





TUESDAY, 13 MARCH 2018

Mood music from the time period we are studying:

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend
http://youtu.be/O_dI6BZt06U

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

III. Term Paper

See the appropriate section in our course syllabus.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

IV. Homework for Thursday, 15 March

These are all short.

Spanish-American War Timeline

1. 1868-1878: Ten Years' War in Cuba
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl1.html
2. 1895: Cuban War for Independence
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl3.html
3. February, 1896: Reconcentration Policy
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl4.html
4. March 4, 1897: President McKinley Inaugurated
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl6.html
5. April 16, 1897: T. Roosevelt Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl7.html
6. December, 1897: McKinley Asks Congress for Aid to Cuba
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl8.html
7. February 9, 1898: Dupuy de Lôme Letter Scandal
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl9.html
8. February 16 1898: Battleship U.S.S. Maine Explodes
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl10.html
9. March 17, 1898: Senator Proctor Exposes Spain's Brutality in Cuba
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl11.html
10. April 25, 1898: Congress Declares War
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl12.html
11. May 1, 1898: Commodore Dewey's Victory in the Philippines
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl13.html
12. May 15, 1898: Theodore Roosevelt resigns as Assistant Secretary of the Navy
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl14.html
13. June 22, 1898: U.S. troops land in Cuba
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl15.html
14. July 1, 1898: Victory in San Juan Heights
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl16.html
15. January 1899: Senate Debate over Ratification of the Treaty of Paris
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl17.html
16. February 6, 1899: Treaty of Paris ratified
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl18.html
17. March 4, 1901: McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term; Roosevelt becomes Vice-President
September, 1901: President McKinley assassinated
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl20.html

V. In class today: video about the Spanish-American War

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
http://youtu.be/8g8NpQsmxj4






THURSDAY, 8 MARCH (Semester Break)
TUESDAY, 6 MARCH (Semester Break)
THURSDAY, 1 MARCH (Virtual Class)
TUESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY (Virtual Class)






THURSDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2018

Mood music from the time period we are studying:

Queen Lili'uokalani - Aloha'Oe
http://youtu.be/Y1bIxMYPlas

Queen Liliuokalani March
http://youtu.be/M4Sqgz7tN-A

Ku'u Home - Old Plantation / 1890's Traditional Hawaiian mele
http://youtu.be/suJF2WPOGU8

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend
http://youtu.be/O_dI6BZt06U

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

Friday songs on Thursday (10 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

Paper due by 5 pm on Friday, 2 March.

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Midterm+S18

III. Term Paper

See the appropriate section in our course syllabus.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

IV. Schedule for the next week:

a. Tuesday, 27 February NO CLASS
[time to work on your take-home mid-term exam

b. Wednesday, 28 February: FYI: [Common Day of Learning]

c.Thursday, 1 March: NO CLASS
[tine to work more on your take-home mid-term exam]

d. Friday, 2 March;
Take-Home Mid-Term Due (5pm)

e. FYI: The following week is Spring Break

V. In class today: reaction to homework [blend into our discussion below]

Alaska Purchase (1867)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase

Alaska Purchase
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-United-States-Purchases-Alaska.html

Nellie Bly's trip around the world (1889)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Nellie-Bly-Starts-Her-Around-the-World-Journey.html

Nellie Bly: Around the World trip
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/nov-14-1889-nellie-bly-begins-trip-around-the-world/

An American Empire
https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/question-american-empire

Frederick Jackson Turner
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl2.html
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/turner.htm

V. In class today: Material left over from last class session:

New Nationalism

Motto of the Theodore Roosevelt presidency
  • TR believed government should direct national affairs
  • Government should coordinate and regulate big business
  • Government should not destroy big business.
  • Government should act as an umpire.
  • Roosevelt was a Republican, party of big business.

He was thus in an awkward position.

Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism," address, 1910
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text10/text10read.htm

Obama comparison to TR speech (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-invokes-teddy-roosevelt-in-speech-attacking-gop-policies/2011/12/06/gIQAEf3yaO_story.html

Regulation of trusts

Major issue in the Roosevelt presidency
  • Industrialization had led to a concentration of great power.
  • Large–scale business combinations were then called "trusts";

Today we would call them conglomerates or multinationals.
  • By 1904, for example, trusts controlled much of American business:

6 large financial groups dominated the railroad industry;
Rockefeller's Standard Oil owned 85% of the oil business.
  • No one really clear on how to deal with trusts:

Let trusts alone since big business is an inevitable part of progress
Distinguish between good and bad trusts
Regulate good trusts (if so, who should be the regulators)
Break up bad trusts into smaller companies.
Theodore Roosevelt sought to regulate the abuses of the worst trusts—the railroads, oil companies, and the meatpacking monopolies.
We still do not have a solution.
We vary between regulation and deregulation

VI. In class today: new material

Alaska

Alaska Purchase (1867)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase

Alaska Purchase
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-United-States-Purchases-Alaska.html

Video: The Annexation of Hawaii & Alaska (3:41)
https://youtu.be/cYHm0Qms9gU

Nellie Bly

Video: Women's History Minute: Nellie Bly
https://youtu.be/2DtYLZJNl5A

Video: Nellie Bly, Globe-trotting Journalist (2:03)
https://youtu.be/pBq0I0Ml5go

Nellie Bly's trip around the world (1889)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Nellie-Bly-Starts-Her-Around-the-World-Journey.html

Nellie Bly: Around the World trip
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/nov-14-1889-nellie-bly-begins-trip-around-the-world/

Imperialism

An American Empire
https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/question-american-empire

Video: American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28
https://youtu.be/QfsfoFqsFk4

Video: Goals of American Imperialism
https://youtu.be/dW5lYA1CYc0

1. In 1890, the US census declared the frontier "closed."

2. Many in America began to believe we had to expand abroad.

Frederick Jackson Turner
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl2.html
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/turner.htm

3. Great powers measured their greatness by the colonies they acquired.

World Colonial Empires, 1900
http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/1483/1518969/DIVI445.jpg

4. Britain, Germany, and France divided up Africa. They wanted to carve up Asia as well.

Alfred Thayer Mahan

Video: Alfred T. Mahan (1:11)
https://youtu.be/28PZVZQfBPg

Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/mahan

Mahan was for many years the President of the Naval War College.

Mahan's argument ran as follows:

~National greatness and prosperity depended on naval power.
~Mahan urged the Navy to shift from wood construction to steel
~Overproduction: In the US, more produced than domestic market could absorb.
~Hence, overseas markets needed to dispose of surplus
~Overseas markets implied distant ports
~Reaching distant ports required large merchant marine
~Merchant marine needed protection of powerful navy
~Ships needed coaling stations and repair yards
~Coaling stations implied secure stops: colonies
~Canal across Panama needed to link East coast with Pacific Ocean

Hawaii

Video: Attempted overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, 1893 (5:20)
https://youtu.be/QmavRFmJG_U

Footholds in the Pacific: Hawaii
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#EP2

Video: The Annexation of Hawaii & Alaska (3:41)
https://youtu.be/cYHm0Qms9gU

1. In 1820, the first American missionaries arrived.

2. Their offspring became powerful sugar planters in Hawaii.

3. By 1875, a treaty between the U.S. and Hawaii tightened the links between the two:

a. Allowed Hawaiian sugar to enter the U.S. free of customs duties;
b. Required Hawaiian monarchy to make no territorial or economic concessions to other countries.

4. In 1890 McKinley Tariff ended special status given to Hawaiian sugar.

5. By this time, Caucasian Americans owned three–quarters of the islands' wealth, though they represented a mere 2.1 percent of the population.

6. In 1891, a strongly nationalistic Queen Liliuokalani ascended to the throne and tried to restore greater power to Hawaiian natives.

Music written by the Queen:

Queen Lili'uokalani - Aloha'Oe
http://youtu.be/Y1bIxMYPlas

Queen Liliuokalani March
http://youtu.be/M4Sqgz7tN-A

7. In 1893, Americans overthrew Queen Liliuokalani, set up a provisional government, and asked to become an American state—so that their sugar would be classified as domestic and would avoid tariffs.

Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/jan-17-1893-hawaiian-monarchy-overthrown-by-america-backed-businessmen/

8. Annexation of Hawaii to the United States took place in 1898 during the Spanish–American War






TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

Paper due in class on Thursday, 1 March/

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide will be on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Midterm+S18

III. Term Paper

See the appropriate section in our course syllabus.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

IV. Homework for the next two sessions:

a. Thursday, 22 February:

Alaska Purchase (1867)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase

Alaska Purchase
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-
United-States-Purchases-Alaska.html

Nellie Bly's trip around the world (1889)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Nellie-Bly-Starts-Her-Around-the-
World-Journey.html

Nellie Bly: Around the World trip
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/nov-14-1889-nellie-bly-begins-trip-around-the-world/

An American Empire
https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/question-american-empire

Frederick Jackson Turner
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl2.html
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/turner.htm

b. Tuesday, 27 February

Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/mahan

Footholds in the Pacific: Hawaii
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#EP2

Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/jan-17-1893-hawaiian-monarchy-overthrown-by-america-backed-businessmen/

c. Wednesday, 28 February: FYI: [Common Day of Learning]

d.Thursday, 1 March: NO CLASS
[tine to work more on your take-home mid-term exam]

e. Friday, 2 March;
Take-Home Mid-Term Due (5pm)

f. FYI: Following week is Spring Break

V. In class today: reaction to homework

President McKinley Assassinated (1901)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--President-McKinley-Fatally-Shot-By-Anarchist.html

Anarchy in the US
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2000/04/anarchy_in_the_us.html

Learn about Vaudeville
http://www.virtualvaudeville.com/hypermediaNotes/WhatIsVaudevilleF.html

Theodore Roosevelt (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/2
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/

Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism," address, 1910
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text10/text10read.htm

Obama comparison to TR speech (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-invokes-teddy-roosevelt-in-speech-attacking-gop-policies/2011/12/06/gIQAEf3yaO_story.html

VI. In class today:new material

Video: Gilded Age (American Experience) (10:06)
https://youtu.be/AeWE_FaIP6k

William McKinley

Video: William McKinley (60-Second Presidents)
https://youtu.be/FOK05f0afto

William McKinley assassination

Video: McKinley Assassination (1:06)
https://youtu.be/bK4Qeri2x9Y

Video: McKinley assassination (3:20) (Ken Burns)
TR notified
https://youtu.be/FhTjdsAB9O8

President McKinley Assassinated (1901)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day-President-McKinley-Fatally-Shot-By-Anarchist.html

Anarchism

Anarchy in the US
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2000/04/anarchy_in_the_us.html

Anarchy Archives (Pitzer College)
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/index.html

Vaudeville

Learn about Vaudeville
http://www.virtualvaudeville.com/hypermediaNotes/WhatIsVaudevilleF.html

Video: What is Vaudeville? (3:28)
https://youtu.be/6BHyx8DzlA0

Video: Before there was television, there was vaudeville (5:03)
https://youtu.be/Rm4uiALzTcs

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/2
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/4


Video: Theodore Roosevelt (60-Second Presidents)
https://youtu.be/3y-8aHZr0Nk

Video: Theodore Roosevelt biography (3:57) (Bio.com)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzm2EBYfyDg&sns=em

Video: Theodore Roosevelt bio (4:49) (American Experience)
https://youtu.be/7_I6xUG0FeE

Theodore Roosevelt (Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" Parody) (Mr.Betts) (3:30)
http://youtu.be/N4hV1OBeC4g






THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (11 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

Paper due in class on Thursday, 1 March/

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide will be on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Midterm+S18

III. Term Paper

See the appropriate section in our course syllabus.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

IV. Homework for the next three sessions:

a. Tuesday, 20 February:

President McKinley Assassinated (1901)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--
President-McKinley-Fatally-Shot-By-Anarchist.html

Anarchy in the US
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2000/04/anarchy_in_the_us.html

Learn about Vaudeville
http://www.virtualvaudeville.com/hypermediaNotes/WhatIsVaudevilleF.html

Vaudeville: A History
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma02/easton/vaudeville/vaudevillemain.html

Theodore Roosevelt (Miller Center, University of Virginia)
Life Before the Presidency
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/2
Domestic Affairs
http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/essays/biography/4
Foreign Affairs
https://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/foreign-affairs

Theodore Roosevelt, "The New Nationalism," address, 1910
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text10/text10read.htm

Obama comparison to TR speech (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-invokes-teddy-roosevelt-in-speech-attacking-gop-policies/2011/12/06/gIQAEf3yaO_story.html

b. Thursday, 22 February:

Alaska Purchase (1867)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/alaska-purchase

Alaska Purchase
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-
United-States-Purchases-Alaska.html

Nellie Bly's trip around the world (1889)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Nellie-Bly-Starts-Her-Around-the-
World-Journey.html

Nellie Bly: Around the World trip
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/nov-14-1889-nellie-bly-begins-trip-around-the-world/

An American Empire
https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/question-american-empire

Frederick Jackson Turner
http://www.pbs.org/crucible/tl2.html
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/turner.htm

c. Tuesday, 27 February

Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (Historian of the State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/mahan

Footholds in the Pacific: Hawaii
http://www.smplanet.com/teaching/imperialism/#EP2

Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen (New York Times)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/jan-17-1893-hawaiian-monarchy-overthrown-by-america-backed-businessmen/

d. Wednesday, 28 February: FYI: [Common Day of Learning]

e.Thursday, 1 March: NO CLASS [tine to work more on your take-home mid-term exam]

f. Friday, 2 March;
Take-Home Mid-Term Due (5pm)

g. FYI: Following week is Spring Break

V. In class today:

a. Reaction to the Karl Rove Election of 1896 video

b. Reaction to homework assignment

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/silver-vs-gold-william-steinways-wedge-issue-1896-election

Posters and Election Propaganda: The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 McKinley-Bryan Campaign
https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/programs/cmd/blogs/posters_and_election_propaganda/the_wizard_of_oz_and_the_1896_mckinley-bryan_campa/

VI. In class today: videos

Video: Populism (Kip Hughes) (10:00)
https://youtu.be/V6ueX6hqzNk

Video: The Grange (3:00)
https://youtu.be/Gf7NkDFoqVA

Video: Populist Party (Mr. Betts) (4:27)
https://youtu.be/3Uq7znXhOlI

Video: Progressive Era Review (Mr. Betts) (4:57)
https://youtu.be/AILsnLAz6gc

VII. In class today: new material

GILDED AGE

Party Politics
  • Politics was the most popular form of local recreation,

More popular than baseball, vaudeville, or circuses.
  • Political torchlight parades, picnics, and speeches were exciting.
  • Close political party balance.
  • [Commentators compared the 2000 election results to that during the Gilded Age.
  • Neither political party gained clear control for any sizable time.
  • Presidential elections were close
  • Swing states (New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois) made the difference.
  • Political party choice dependent on religion and ethnicity.

Republican party
  • Party of evangelical Protestants.
  • Believed government could be an agent of moral reform
  • World must be purged of evil
  • Legislation necessary to protect people from sin.
  • Opposed parochial schools.
  • Supported prohibition of liquor.

Republicans and the Bible
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/goldbible.html

Democratic party

Party of immigrant Catholics and Jews.
Opposed interference by government in

Matters of personal liberty
Use of leisure time
Celebration of Sunday.
  • Supported parochial schools
  • Opposed prohibition of liquor

ELECTION OF 1896

Major realigning election in U.S. history
Winner: William McKinley—a Republican

McKinley conducted a traditional "front porch" campaign
McKinley supported the gold standard.
Republican platform emphasized
  • Federal government support of the economy
  • The virtues of the urban–industrial society
  • Progress and prosperity: a full dinner pail
  • Loser: William Jennings Bryan—a Democrat

Bryan broke with tradition; traveled across the country
Bryan supported free silver
Bryan argued for an older America
  • Farms as important as factories,
  • Rural and religious life outweighed sinfulness of the city
  • Common people, not corporations, still ruled.
  • Election of 1896 realigned national politics.

Old split: North versus South

Election of 1896
The "Bloody Shirt"
Vote as you shot
Reconciliation after Civil War
Lost Cause
Connection to monuments discussion these days

New split:

East versus West
City versus farm






TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

Paper due in class on Thursday, 1 March/

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide will be on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Midterm+S18

III. Term Paper

a. General guidelines for paper:

Due on the last day of final exam week.

(20% of your grade): 1,500 words (not counting the footnotes and bibliography), typed (hard copy), double-spaced, with properly documented footnotes and bibliography (at least 15 solid sources).

b. Grading Rubric
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

c. Topic selection and content analysis

Think of your paper as a case study.

I want you to gain an understanding of how bureaucratic/political decisions get made by people--not in a vacuum and usually messy--and how those decisions are then critiqued, attacked, and defended (spin control) in our political system.

Take one event from our timelines.

Try to get at the following:
Who, what, when, where, why, how
What result
What effect

Example of a possible term paper topic:
What were the factors/people/controversies involved in the U.S. decision to invade Mexico in 1915?

How to get your sources:

Use Washington Post and New York Times as base resources.

Use the Lexis Nexis (Lexis Nexis) database for other articles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZg3tqBC17E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Different points of view to round out your coverage.

Finding Opinions, Editorials, and Opposing Viewpoints (University of Texas)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findoped.html

Leanings of Magazines and Newspapers (Lorain County Community College)
http://libguides.lorainccc.edu/c.php?g=29395&p=183699

Get further articles from APU database search

IV. Homework for Thursday, 15 February

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/silver-vs-gold-william-steinways-wedge-issue-1896-election

Posters and Election Propaganda: The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 McKinley-Bryan Campaign
https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/programs/cmd/blogs/posters_and_election_propaganda/the_wizard_of_oz_and_the_1896_mckinley-bryan_campa/

V. In class today: reaction to homework

Why McKinley's 1896 Election Is Relevant Today | RealClearPolitics
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/11/27/why_mckinleys_1896_election_is_relevant_today_128827.html

What does McKinley’s election in 1896 teach us about today? - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-does-mckinleys-election-in-1896-teach-us-about-today/2015/12/08/640ee8a6-7ce0-11e5-beba-927fd8634498_story.html?utm_term=.4dca0a6c809f

William Jennings Bryan (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar19.html

VI. FYI

Pinkertons [Thanks to Curtis for this link]
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-pinkertons

Panic of 1893
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Panic_of_1893

Henry Clay Frick
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay_Frick

VII. In class today: new material

Video: Karl Rove and the Election of 1896 (46:02)
https://youtu.be/So2gCW659SE






THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (12 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Take-home Mid-term Exam

III. Term Paper

IV. Homework for next week:

a. Tuesday, 13 February

Why McKinley's 1896 Election Is Relevant Today | RealClearPolitics
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/11/27/why_mckinleys_1896_election_is_relevant_today_128827.html

What does McKinley’s election in 1896 teach us about today? - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-does-mckinleys-election-in-1896-teach-us-about-today/2015/12/08/640ee8a6-7ce0-11e5-beba-927fd8634498_story.html?utm_term=.4dca0a6c809f

William Jennings Bryan (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar19.html

b. Thursday, 15 February

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/silver-vs-gold-william-steinways-wedge-issue-1896-election

Posters and Election Propaganda: The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 McKinley-Bryan Campaign
https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/programs/cmd/blogs/posters_and_election_propaganda/the_wizard_of_oz_and_the_1896_mckinley-bryan_campa/

V. In class today:reaction to homework

8-Hour Work Day
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-20/

Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

VI. In class today: new material

LABOR

Video: Workers and labor unions (6:00)
https://youtu.be/l_tE26TUNgc

Changing status of labor
  • Industrialization changed the nature of work
  • Power of employers increased
  • Worker independence and self-respect declined
  • Industrial workers were employees rather than crafts persons
  • Robot-like tasks made them feel like machines.
  • Emphasis on quantity over quality dehumanized the workplace
  • Workers resisted these trends
  • Worker resistance only led employers to tighten restrictions

Iron law of wages
  • Employees paid according to conditions of supply and demand.
  • Employers would set wages as low as possible

At a level where some persons would accept the work

Companies hired women and children to further cut costs
  • Prevailing free–market views stifled protective legislation for workers
  • Employers denied responsibility for employees' well–being.
  • Repetitive work decreased concentration and caused industrial accidents.

Child Labor in America, 1908-1912 (History Place)
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/index.html

Video: Child Labor in the Industrial Revolution (Sound Smart)
https://youtu.be/ejc8oDOcN_o

No workers' comp at the time.
If you got hurt, tough luck.
  • Is beating down the worker a prerequisite for industrialization? Should we care how Thailand runs its factories today?
  • Courts reinforced iron law of wages

Denied workers the right to bargain collectively
Wages a private negotiation b/n employee & employer.

THE UNION MOVEMENT

Out of frustration, some workers began to participate in unions
Unionization efforts took various directions

A. Knights of Labor

Key name: Terence Powderly

Terence V. Powderly (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=307

Knights of Labor was broadly based: Accepted all workers

Knights of Labor (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=910&nm=Knights-of-Labor

Skilled
Unskilled
Women
African–Americans
  • Opposed the idea of strikes.
  • Envisioned a cooperative society

Laborers would own the companies

2. American Federation of Labor (AFL)

Key name: Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=158&nm=Samuel-Gompers

American Federation of Labor was a craft (skill) union.

American Federation of Labor (Ohio History online)
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=835&nm=American-Federation-of-Labor

Did not accept unskilled workers
Pressed for concrete goals:

Higher wages
Shorter hours
Right to collective bargaining.

Willing to work within the capitalist system.

Haymarket Riot (1886)

Riot protested police brutality against labor demonstrators.
Police killed by a bomb thrown by supposed anarchists (want no govt)
Revived middle–class fears of unions.

Video: Haymarket Riot (Sound Smart)
https://youtu.be/ZT_ZWCB_1cM

Videos: Haymarket Riot (15:00)
3 parts
https://youtu.be/_OQxncb2ihQ
https://youtu.be/8w-z8ud_9QU
https://youtu.be/VKkEl9XzjFc

The Homestead (1892) and Pullman (1894) Strikes
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/strikes.html

Video: Homestead Strike (22:00)
https://youtu.be/njBIcYa4F6M

Video: Pullman Strike of 1894 (10:17)
https://youtu.be/fIzpvrwk160






TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework for Thursday, 8 February

8-Hour Work Day
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-20/

Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

III. In class today:

Video: Gilded Age Review (Mr. Betts)
https://youtu.be/ISNYstqOET8

a. Cornelius Vanderbilt=railroads

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Video: Cornelius Vandebilt (6:32)
https://youtu.be/FwH0ekDc01A

Video: Transcontinental Railroad (10:32)
https://youtu.be/wvQyBcbHJkg

Video: Transcontintal Railroad (Mr. Betts)
https://youtu.be/44Xusv2gdGY

Video: Business Legends: Cornelius Vanderbilt (1:02)
https://youtu.be/xYd-yRABI-M

b. Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Video: Business Legends: Thomas Edison
https://youtu.be/pMqJB4Mbaqw

Video: Thomas Edison (Bio.com)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ2RJC1a8T0

Thomas Edison Develops Incandescent Light-Bulb (On This Day, Finding Dulcinea)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/Oct/Thomas-Edison-Develops-Incandescent-Light-Bulb.html

Thomas Edison Announces Invention of Phonograph (On This Day, Finding Dulcinea)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/science/On-This-Day--Thomas-Edison-Announces-Invention-of-Phonograph.html

c.Frederick Taylor=efficiency expert

Emphasis on efficient production using
Scientific management methods
Time studies.

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html






THURSDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (13 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework for Tuesday, 6 February

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework and new material

ANDREW CARNEGIE=steel

Video: Andrew Carnegie (8:39)
https://youtu.be/3ye1-6X-NrE

Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text7/carnegie.pdf

J.P. MORGAN=investment banking

J.P. Morgan
[Read down to the heading "Unsuccessful Ventures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan

Video: JP Morgan (9:55)
https://youtu.be/CGDvFBJ2aKU

HENRY FORD=Mass production of the automobile.

Henry Ford (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul30.html

Assembly–line methods (1913)
Model T cars cheap and readily available.

The First Model-T Ford Is Produced
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/On-this-Day--The-First-Model-T-Ford-Is-Produced.html

Video: Business Legends: Henry Ford
https://youtu.be/vUXol6aUr1M

Driving a Ford Model T
http://youtu.be/MLMS_QtKamg






TUESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

The following Bible verse expresses what I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework

a. Thursday, 1 February

Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text7/carnegie.pdf

Andrew Carnegie obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1125.html

J.P. Morgan
[Read down to the heading "Unsuccessful Ventures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan

Henry Ford obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0730.html

Henry Ford (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul30.html

b. Tuesday, 6 February

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework

Don’t think Trump will ever pass a Muslim Exclusion Act? Just ask Sen. James G. Blaine.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/12/08/the-gop-front-runner-wants-to-ban-a-whole-group-of-people-this-isnt-the-first-time-thats-happened/

Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/31/donald-trump-meet-wong-kim-ark-the-chinese-american-cook-who-is-the-father-of-birthright-citizenship/

Social Darwinism versus Social Gospel (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text9/text9read.htm

Horatio Alger (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text3/text3read.htm

Horatio Alger
https://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/prod/depts/dp/pennies/1860_alger.html

John D. Rockefeller obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0708.html

IV. In class today: new material

Nativism response to immigration

Distrust of foreigners by "natives" a consistent theme in U.S. history.

New immigrants were particularly seen as utterly alien
Threaten "American" values based on their language, religion, and culture.

Protestant Paranoia: The American Protective Association Oath
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5351/

GROWTH OF BIG BUSINESS

Video: American innovation (7:18)
https://youtu.be/COdwYw39MAI

Video: The age of big business (7:47)
https://youtu.be/7RmmdZuSOmI

U.S. had extensive natural resources
  • Coal, iron, timber, petroleum, and waterpower.

U.S. had abundant labor
  • Ex–farm families
  • Immigrants.

U.S. became the largest free trade market in the world.
  • Role of the railroad in knitting the country together.
  • A nationwide transportation network.

Investors liked the profit outlook.

Government at all levels helped business:
  • Money
  • Land
  • Stability
  • Upheld private property
  • Laissez–faire approach.

Accelerated technological innovation: new inventions

U.S. had capable business leadership

  • Called captains of industry by their admirers
  • Called robber barons by their critic

ROBBER BARONS or CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY

Video: Robber Barons Sing Pharrell's "Happy" - @MrBettsClass
https://youtu.be/kc-zU9WHVO0

Video: Robber barons and the industrial age (8:39)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st3_8LEQvck

SOCIAL DARWINISM

Social Darwinism versus Social Gospel (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text9/text9read.htm

HORATIO ALGER

Rags to Riches stories

Horatio Alger (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text3/text3read.htm

Horatio Alger
https://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/prod/depts/dp/pennies/1860_alger.html

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER=oil

Video: John D. Rockefeller bio (9:13)
https://youtu.be/rv9AcwHHUCw

John D. Rockefeller obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0708.html

First Oil Well in U.S. Strikes Oil
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day--First-Oil-Well-in-U-S--Strikes-Oil.html

Standard Oil Ordered to Dissolve
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/May-June-08/On-this-Day--Standard-Oil-Ordered-to-Dissolve.html






THURSDAY, 25 JANUARY 2018

Friday songs on Thursday (14 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

What I hope to be for you, my dear students:

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. [Psalm 145:8 NIV]

II. Homework

a. Tuesday, 30 January

Don’t think Trump will ever pass a Muslim Exclusion Act? Just ask Sen. James G. Blaine.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/12/08/the-gop-front-runner-wants-to-ban-a-whole-group-of-people-this-isnt-the-first-time-thats-happened/

Donald Trump meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese American cook who is the father of ‘birthright citizenship’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/31/donald-trump-meet-wong-kim-ark-the-chinese-american-cook-who-is-the-father-of-birthright-citizenship/

Social Darwinism versus Social Gospel (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text9/text9read.htm

Horatio Alger (NHC)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/people/text3/text3read.htm

Horatio Alger
https://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/prod/depts/dp/pennies/1860_alger.html

John D. Rockefeller obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0708.html

b. Thursday, 1 February

Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/progress/text7/carnegie.pdf

Andrew Carnegie obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1125.html

J.P. Morgan
[Read down to the heading "Unsuccessful Ventures"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan

Henry Ford obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0730.html

Henry Ford (Today in History, Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul30.html

c. Tuesday, 6 February

Cornelius Vanderbilt as Robber Barron
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/books/29garn.html?pagewanted=all

Thomas Edison obituary (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0211.html

Frederick Taylor (NY Times obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0320.html

III. In class today: Videos about Angel Island

Angel Island: Pacific Coast equivalent to Ellis Island

Video: Story behind the poems at Angel Island
https://youtu.be/f_EQY-0ThOM

Video: Angel Island Official Tour
https://youtu.be/ZnpgiUY5ip4

IV. In class today: reaction to homework

Immigration to the US
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/immgnts/

Chinese Immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/

Mark Twain on Chinese immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/twain.html

Denis Kearney
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/holton.html

Ministry to Chinese in SF
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/pond.html

New material:

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882:
Video
https://youtu.be/lQ8FJY-Ylxs
Text
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/chinese-immigration

Immigration Act of 1924
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/immigration-act






TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY 2018

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Thursday

Angel Island: Pacific Coast equivalent to Ellis Island
Video: Story behind the poems at Angel Island
https://youtu.be/f_EQY-0ThOM

Video: Angel Island Official Tour
https://youtu.be/ZnpgiUY5ip4

Immigration to the US
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/immgnts/

Chinese Immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/

Mark Twain on Chinese immigration
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/twain.html

Denis Kearney
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/holton.html

Ministry to Chinese in SF
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/chinimms/pond.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework

Leaving Home for the "Promised Land", 1894
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/promisedland.htm

A Chinese immigrant makes his home in America
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/41/

IV. In class today: new material

Video: Ellis Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X4CypTaOQs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yluUCjH6ONs&feature=youtu.be

IMMIGRATION

Review of past homework assignment as necessary:

Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nromcath.htm

Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/arts/design/antwerp-to-ellis-island-journey-of-a-lifetime.html

Video: Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25
https://youtu.be/RRhjqqe750A

Push factors:of immigration

Wars
Unemployment
Food shortages
Anti–Semitism (Poland and Russia).
German Jews versus Polish/Russian Jews

Pull factors:

America as a land of opportunity
Patterns of settlement and adaptation.
Role of chain migration.
Role of return migration.

The "new" immigration.

Change in origin:
Scotch-Irish and German earlier
Irish during famine time (1848)

The new immigrants (1880-1920)
Catholic and Jewish
http://www.ushistory.org/us/38c.asp

U.S. has always had immigration: Asylum of liberty.

Source of immigration changed.
Prior immigrants: northern and western Europe and the British Isles.
New immigrants: eastern and southern Europe.

Characteristics of newer immigrants (1890-1900)

Generally poor
Often illiterate
Jewish or Catholic
Catholicism became largest American religion
Had very different customs.
Most settled in eastern cities
Few settled in South.

Great material from Mapping History website: Immigration and Population
Introduction
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-00.html
Population Maps
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-01.html
Foreign-Born Population
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-02.html
Graph of Immigration
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-03.html
Summary
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US27-04.html

Immigrant cultures

Role of ethnic enclaves: preserve culture

Ethnic associations
Newspapers
Schools (tied to religion: parochial and rabbinical)
Churches
Restaurants
Stores

How to strike a balance between assimilation and ethnic identity
Melting pot or salad bowl as appropriate metaphor?

Generational divide

First generation: not speak English
Second generation: not speak native tongue
Third generation: aware of heritage






THURSDAY, 18 JANUARY 2018

Mood Music

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend
http://youtu.be/O_dI6BZt06U

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

Friday songs on Thursday (15 more weeks and we'll be through)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Friday+Songs

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. FYI (For Your Information)

You’re Sorry for Someone’s Loss. But How Do You Say It?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/smarter-living/condolence-letters-how-to.html

III. Homework

a. Tuesday, 23 January

Leaving Home for the "Promised Land", 1894
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/promisedland.htm

A Chinese immigrant makes his home in America
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/41/

b. Thursday, 25 January

The Social Gospel and the Progressive Era
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/socgospel.htm

IV. In class today: reaction to homework

George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text7/plunkitt.pdf

Jane Addams (National Women's History Museum)
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/jane-addams

Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nromcath.htm

Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/arts/design/antwerp-to-ellis-island-journey-of-a-lifetime.html

V. A note about my approach to our material

I don't want you to think I'm just reading to you when we go over an article.
I want you to practice an important skill: close reading.
I pick short, tightly-written articles.
It is tempting for all of us to merely skim them.
But the meat of our course is in these articles.
So rather than me lecturing or doing power points, I am developing the material through the close reading of the articles.
A great advantage for you is to be able to reread the article to review for our exams.

VI. In class today: new material

Political Machines/Political Bosses

Urban growth strained city government.

Video: Political Machines (5:08)
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y

Political machines and their bosses filled in the cracks for immigrants
Solving problems of everyday life:
Son arrested
Husband needed a job
Family needed coal for furnace
Traded such favors for votes

Political bosses made money on:
Public contracts (trash collection, for example)
Utility or streetcar franchises
Distribution of city jobs

Video: Boss Tweed (Justin Bieber's "Baby" Parody) (Mr. Betts)
http://youtu.be/BKRkEKi0Qw0

Video: Thomas Nast's crusade against Boss Tweed: exploring the power of the editorial cartoon
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Xz6I-Nk3Tas

George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text7/plunkitt.pdf

George Washington Plunkett
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Plunkitt

Social workers: Settlement Houses

Video: Jane Addams
https://youtu.be/Tw4GZeABlNI

Key name: Jane Addams

Hull House in Chicago (1889).

Located in center–city, immigrant neighborhoods.
Staffers: young; middle–class; college–educated; white women.

Emphasis placed on:.
English language classes
Courses in cooking, sewing, and household skills
Infant welfare clinics
Bathhouses

Jane Addams | National Women's History Museum
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/jane-addams

Video: Jane Addams & The Hull House
http://youtu.be/11QWd-1thPQ







TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2018

Mood Music:

Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend
http://youtu.be/O_dI6BZt06U

Scott Joplin playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL921C7047A01B29BA

I. Prayer

My cataract operation on Wednesday went well. On Thursday morning, the doctor took off the patch.

II. Attendance

Let's make sure I have a card for everyone who is registered.

III. Homework for Thursday, 18 January 2018

George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/gilded/power/text7/plunkitt.pdf

Roman Catholics and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nromcath.htm

Jane Addams (National Women's History Museum)
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/jane-addams

Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/arts/design/antwerp-to-ellis-island-journey-of-a-lifetime.html

IV. In class today: review of the homework assignment

I have debated whether a) to push forward with new material (by assuming you watched each video carefully and understood the implications of what is contained in each video or b) to go a bit slower and review the videos in class, commenting on them as we go along. I think it may be best for me to do the latter.

So sit back, put on your thinking caps, and begin with me our semester journey together ..

a. Video: The Emergence of Modern America: The Gilded Age (33:26)
http://youtu.be/yCZtNE3g_sQ

b. Video: Gilded Age Politics (Crash Course US History 26) (13:50)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgdy3HkcSs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Political Machines (5:08)
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y






THURSDAY, 11 JANUARY 2018

REMEMBER: NO CLASS TODAY. I had my cataract operation yesterday.

Work on the "HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2018."

Just watch the videos. There is nothing you need to turn in.

Video: The Emergence of Modern America: The Gilded Age
http://youtu.be/yCZtNE3g_sQ

Video: Gilded Age Politics (Crash Course US History 26)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgdy3HkcSs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Political Machines
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y

Take care.






TUESDAY, 9 JANUARY 2018

Welcome to HIST 382: Emergence of Modern America

I'm Dave Lambert.

1. Prayer

I will pray for us every class and ask if you have a prayer request or a praise you feel comfortable offering publicly.

My church: Grace Church (Baptist) in Glendora (the Spanish-language ministry)

My wife's church: St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora

2. Thorn in the Flesh
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Thorn+in+the+Flesh

Integrating my faith into our class is natural for me. So I want to start off the semester doing so.

3. Info card
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Info+Card

4. Syllabus
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Syllabus+S18

NO CLASS THURSDAY: I have a cataract operation tomorrow.

Here are some highlights:

a. You need to bring your laptop to every class session.

b. No hard-copy text is required. We will use all online sources and websites.

c. Grade is based on Take-home mid-term, take-home final, term paper, and participation.

d. Attendance is required. Any absences over two will mean a deduction to the grade.

5. Learning Professor wiki
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/home

Here is how it is organized and what is available on it.

6. Our Class Page (Please put this on your Quick Links)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+382+Today+S18

Always turn to this page for our daily schedule
[This outline is on that page.]

7. High Fives (why I like to do it as you leave class each day)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/High+Fives



INTRODUCTION TO OUR COURSE

All the material for our semester is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Today+HIST+382

But for today's introductory class session, here an the outline of what we will cover during our semester together.

Gilded Age

Social Darwinism: applied to foreigners in our midst and to imperialism notions as well

Social Gospel

GROWTH OF CITIES:
Political Machines/Political Bosses
Social workers: Settlement Houses

IMMIGRATION:
General material
Immigration:
Ellis Island
Angel Island
Chinese in California
Japanese
German
Italian
Irish
Push/pull factors in immigration
The "new" immigration.
Characteristics of newer immigrants (1890-1900)
Immigrant cultures
Generational divide
Nativism response

INDUSTRIALIZATION:
U.S. advantages in growth of big business
Business leaders: Robber barons or captains of industry
Horatio Alger=rags-to-riches
John D. Rockefeller=oil
Andrew Carnegie=steel
J.P. Morgan=investment banking
Henry Ford=mass production of the automobile.
Cornelius Vanderbilt=railroads
Thomas Edison=(dc—direct current)
Frederick Winslow Taylor=father of scientific management

LABOR:

Changing status of labor
The union movement:
National Labor Union
Knights of Labor=Terence V. Powderly
American Federation of Labor (AFL)=Samuel Gompers
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)=Big Bill Haywood and Eugene Debs

Panic of 1873
Railroad Strike of 1877: Great upheaval
Haymarket Riot (1886):anarchism
Homestead Strike (1892): Carnegie Steel/Henry Frick
Panic of 1893
Columbian Exposition in Chicago [1893]
Coxey's Army march on Washington (1894)
Pullman Strike (1894):Eugene v. debs

ELECTION OF 1896/VASSAR WEBSITE
http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/1896home.html

Gilded Age politics in general
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Election of 1896

Election of 1896
William McKinley
Mark Hanna
William Jennings Bryan
Political Parties in the 1896 Presidential election campaign:
The Republican Party (main page)
The Democratic Party (main page)
The Populist Party (main page)
Bryan and the Bible
McKinley Supporters and the Bible
Antisemitism
Women suffrage
Women in the Campaign
Bicycles
The Currency Issue: Gold versus Silver
Farmers and Laborers
Uncle Sam
Temperance
Racial prejudice
Civil War and Slavery
Lynchings and Jim Crow in the South
Plessy versus Ferguson (1896)
Sectional Interests
US Foreign Relations
Socialism
Tariffs

President William McKinley

President Theodore Roosevelt
New Nationalism
Trusts and monopolies
Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)

President William Howard Taft (1909-1913)

EYES ABROAD MODULE:

American Imperialism
Dreams of an American empire (Albert Beveridge)
Worldwide scramble for empire
1890 census
Frederick Jackson Turner
Race to get colonies.
Alfred Thayer Mahan (President of the Naval War College)
The Influence of Sea Power upon History
Alaska (1867)
Hawaii
Nelly Bly (1889)
Newsies Strike (1899)

Spanish-American War (1898)

Debate over acquisition of the Philippines
Manifest Destiny (maybe put these earlier)
White Man's burden

Philippine–American war (1898–1902)
Emilio Aguinaldo

Open Door in China
John Hay
Spheres of influence
Boxer Rebellion (1900)
Protestant missions in China

Japanese rivalry with U.S.:
Matthew C. Perry
Beginnings of a Japanese empire
First Sino–Japanese War (1894-1895):: Japan beat China: gained Taiwan
Russo-Japanese war (1905):: Japan beat Russia: gained Korea
TR helped negotiate treaty. Won Nobel Peace Prize.

U.S.–Japanese relations in America were touchy.
San Francisco school segregation of Asian students (1906)
Gentlemen's Agreement reduces Japanese immigration
San Francisco earthquake (New York Times)
Great White Fleet (1907)

US intervention in Latin America:
Roosevelt Corollary (1904)
Panama Canal (1904-1914)
U.S. Troops invade Mexico (1914)
John J. Pershing

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2017

Watch the following videos. There is nothing you need to turn in.

Video: The Emergence of Modern America: The Gilded Age
http://youtu.be/yCZtNE3g_sQ

Video: Gilded Age Politics (Crash Course US History 26)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgdy3HkcSs&feature=youtu.be

Video: Political Machines
https://youtu.be/QJiJUlIKO-Y