Instructor: John Daly
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Office Hours: FOB 147, M 2:15-3, T 9:45-11, W 2:15-3 Th 9:45-11:00 Call/make an appointment anytime
Linderman, Embattled Courage
Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental chronology,
terms, events, and historical figures in the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction (as presented in lectures and readings). More important, students should learn to analyze and describe general historical themes and interpretive controversies related to this subject.
A full schedule of lectures and assignments is attached. Study sheets will be given for the exam. The Exam will consist of objective sections and one essay question of the student's choice. Students should raise questions or initiate discussion at any time during class hours. Students should notify the instructor before class if they have to miss a day or leave early. Make-up exams will only be given to students who provide valid excuses prior to the start of the exam (leave a message). All make-up exams will be more difficult than the scheduled exams and must be taken before the final. A student requesting special testing or classroom accommodations is encouraged to meet with the instructor as soon as possible so that appropriate accommodations can be considered early in the quarter. Handouts will be provided for all short paper assignments. Failure to hand in serious papers for any assignment will result in a grade of E in the course. Late papers will be penalized a grade level (A to A-) for each day they are late and even when they have reached E must still be handed in prior to the end of the course and be C level to pass the class. Attendance will be taken regularly and be the most important factor in your participation grade. In form the professor ahead of time about any absences. No excuses needed—a missed class is a missed class, but effort and serious attention to your class responsibilities will be noted for participation. Improvement will be factored into your final grade, but grades are not curved and I will not assign extra-credit work. The grading scale used in this course is (100pts.): 95-100=A, 90-94 A-, 86-89=B+, 83-85=B, 80-83=B-, 79-76=C+, 73-75=C, 70-73=C-, 60-69=D, 59 or below = E.
Short Papers 25% (graduate students may have more specific questions and extra reading)
Midterm Exam: 25%
Research Paper: 25% (graduate students papers will be longer)
Attendance: Will be taken every day and count heavily toward participation
HIST 419/519, Fall 2006: Lectures and Assignments
Aug 28 Introduction/Themes
30 So Let’s Debate the Civil War
Sep 1 McPherson’s view Battle Cry Epilogue/Afterward and Intro
Sep 4 NO CLASS
6 New Theories of Civil War and Reconstruction
8 Civil War on Film Read All of Why the North Won
Sep 11 Causes of the War
13 First Paper Due Discuss Why the North
15 Causes of the War Battle Cry xvii-170
Sep 18 1860
20 Southern Revolt
22 Second Secession Battle Cry 202-339
Sep 25 Resources and Strategy
27 Bull Run and Shiloh
29 Why did they charge like that? Read all of Linderman
Oct 2 Naval and other Wars
4 The North in the East
6 PAPER DUE ON LINDERMAN DISCUSS
Oct 9 Antietam and Emancipation Battle Cry 369-511
11 Black Troops
13 Things Get Nasty
Oct 16 The big Battles
18 Turning Point
20 Things Get Nastier Battle Cry 511-666
Oct 23 Brutal 1864
25 Inevitable 666-831
Oct 30 Recon in War
Nov 1 Recon as War
3 Masters without Slaves Foner Epilogue 602-612, intro-77
Nov 6 The South Tries? 77-176
8 Andrew Johnson gets Drunk 176-281
Nov 13 The Revolution in the South
15 The Civil War in the South 346-460 3rd Paper Due on Foner
17 YAWNNNNNN Economics 460-512
Nov 20 Bloody economics and concentration camps
29 They did what? 512-602
Dec 1 1965
Dec 4, 6, 8: Research Papers Discuss Conclusions
Dec 17 FINAL PAPERS DUE
History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.
History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.
Dr. Takashi Nishiyama has published a book, Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).
The department will host the NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2015.
The Malik Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7 pm at the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage.
The Robert Marcus Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall (room 104) of the Liberal Arts Building.