Survey syllabi

First half

Ben Wright’s first half (to 1865) lecture-oriented syllabus using The American Yawp, The American Yawp Primary Source Reader, Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, and Solomon Northrup’s Twelve Years a Slave. Assignments include weekly quizzes, two short book-based essays, and argument-driven final essay based on primary sources.

Second half

Ben Wright’s second half (1865 to present) lecture-oriented syllabus using The American Yawp and Eric Foner’s Voices of Freedom primary source anthology. Assignments include weekly quizzes, two short essays based on 1930s radio and 1950s-1970s television, and argument-driven final essay based on primary sources.