HISTORY 3325 Section 1 --- SPRING 2018 MWF 9-9:50 25UH
Professor Maizlish -- UH 313
Open Office Hours: MWF 7:30am-8:50am
MW 6:20pm-6:50pm (UH313)
and by appointment
Useful Link: [University of Texas at Arlington Libraries]
Internet linked readings indicated below
Chandra Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over
James McPherson, For Cause and Comrades : Why Men Fought in the Civil War
William W. Freehling, South vs South
David Blight, A Slave No More
James Roark, Masters Without Slaves
Drew Faust, This Republic of Suffering
1) The required internet linked readings may be accessed through the internet
links found on the course web page.
2) To reach the course web page go to: www.uta.edu/history.
Click on: Faculty.
Click on: My name
Click on: HIST 3325-001.
3) Computer problems or a down system WILL NOT be an acceptable excuse for missed
or a failure to be ready for quizzes and examinations.
BE PREPARED!!! PLAN AHEAD!!!
DO NOT leave your reading to the last moment,
or, if you do, MAKE SURE to have back-up computer access available.
4) Please remember that the professor cannot accept assignments or give out grades over the internet.
5) See below, important information 14, for a list of free campus computer access sites.
|Week I||Jan. 17||Introduction||--------------||1.Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A College Student's Guide|
|Jan. 19||The Coming of the Civil War||Manning, 3-111
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Republican Platform of 1860
Platform of 1860
Platform of 1860
|Week II||Jan. 22||Southern Secession||Manning, 3-111
1.Slavery Expansion, Charleston Mercury Feb. 28, 1860
2.The Texas Ordinance of Secession
Davis' Inaugural Address, Feb.18, 1861
2. Alexander Stephens, "Cornerstone Speech," March 21, 1861
3. Jefferson Davis' Message to the Confederate Cong., April 29, 1861
|Jan. 24||QUIZ #1
|Jan. 26||The Northern Response I||Manning, 113-221
2.N.Y. Legislature on Secession, Jan., 1861
|Week III||Jan. 29||The Northern Response II||Manning, 113-221
1.Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
2.Abraham Lincoln's First Inauguration (photograph)
3.Sumter Fired Upon (newspaper article, original)
|Jan. 31||QUIZ #2
|Feb. 2||Civil War Strategy: Lincoln vs. Davis||McPherson, vii-89
Abraham Lincoln (cartoons)
|Songs of the Civil War|
|Week IV||Feb. 5||Foreign Policy and the Civil War||McPherson, vii-89||--------------|
|Feb. 7||QUIZ #3
|Feb. 9||The Northern Economy||McPherson, 90-178||-----------------|
|Week V||Feb. 12||The Copperheads||McPherson, 90-178||-----------------|
|Feb. 14||QUIZ #4
|Feb. 16||EXAMINATION||Lectures and Required Readings Jan.19-Feb. 12||--------|
|Week VI||Feb. 19||The North and Civil Liberties||Freehling, xi-82||-----------|
|Feb. 21||The Northern Draft||Freehling, xi-82||-------------|
|Feb. 23||The Confederacy and Southern Values||Freehling, xi-82||Confederate Constitution|
|Week VII||Feb. 26||QUIZ #5
|Feb. 28||The Fate of Southern Values||Freehling, 85-206||--------------|
|Mar. 2||Confederate Women||Freehling, 85-206||-------------|
|Week VIII||Mar. 5||QUIZ #6
|Mar. 7||The Universe of Battle: Gettysburg, 1863||Blight, ALL||----------|
|Mar. 9||NO CLASS||---------|
||Mar. 19||The Impact of the Civil War||Blight, ALL||------------|
|Mar. 21||Why the White South Lost the Civil War||Blight, ALL||Robert E. Lee's Farewell Address|
|Mar. 23||Northern Racism||Blight, ALL||------------|
|Week X||Mar. 26||
|Mar. 28||The Emancipation Proclamation||Roark, vii-108
1.The Emancipation Proclamation
2. Lincoln Defends the Proclamation
3.African American Soldiers Hear the Proclamation, January 1, 1863 (photograph)
|Sherman on Emancipation Aug., 1862|
Slavery During the Civil War
LAST DAY TO DROP
Testimony of a Slave, 1863
|Week XI||Apr. 2||Black Emancipation||Roark, vii-108
1.Testimony of an Escaped Slave, 1862
2.Union Officer on Slaves' Fight for Emancipation, 1863
3.Slaves Escaping to Freedom, 1862 (photograph)
|Black Soldier and Freedom, 1864|
REMEMBER MAY 4
|Lectures and Required Readings Feb.19-Apr. 2||-----------|
|Week XII||Apr. 9||The Myth of Reconstruction||Roark, 111-209||-----------|
|Apr. 11||Presidential Reconstruction||Roark, 111-209
1.Planters Protest the end of Slavery, 1863
2.Southern Resistance to Emancipation, 1864
THREE WEEKS TO MAKE-UP DAY!!
|Week XIII||Apr. 16||Congressional Reconstruction||Roark, 111-209||Reconstruction Acts, March, 1867|
|Apr. 20||Congress and Black Rights||Faust. xi-136
Grants Blacks Land, 1865
2. Thaddeus Stevens Land Distribution Speech, March 19, 1867
|Week XIV||Apr. 23||The Political World of Black Reconstruction||Faust. xi-136
1.Blacks Petition for Citizenship, 1865
2. Blacks Discuss Freedom, 1865
Douglass' Appeal for Black Suffrage, 1867
2.Petition of a Convention of Virginia Blacks, 1865
|Apr. 25||QUIZ #10
|Apr. 27||The Economic World of Black Reconstruction
ONE WEEK TO MAKE-UP DAY!!!
|Week XV||Apr. 30||The North and Reconstruction||Faust, 137-271||-------------|
A Tragic Era: The Abandonment of Reconstruction
MAKE-UP ALL EXAMS & QUIZZES
FINAL EXAMINATION-----WEDNESDAY--- MAY 9--- 8-10:30AM
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Two midterm examinations will be given during the semester. They will consist of essay and short answer questions and will cover the lectures and the required reading. Each midterm will test knowledge of the material presented in the period immediately preceding the date of the exam. Essay questions for the midterms will be drawn from a study guide that will be placed on the web one week before each of the exams take place. Choices of questions to answer will be offered in both the short answer and essay sections of the exam.
IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS, STUDENTS MUST TAKE EACH OF THE MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS. IF THEY PRESENT A VALID EXCUSE FOR MISSING AN EXAMINATION, THEY MUST MAKE IT UP BY TAKING A "MAKE-UP" EXAM. "MAKE-UP" EXAMINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY, MAY 4TH FROM 1PM TO 6PM IN ROOM 11UH. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME EXAMS CAN BE MADE UP. STUDENTS WHO MISS EXAMS MUST PLAN TO TAKE "MAKE-UPS" AT THIS TIME.
INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.
"Make-up" examinations will not offer students a choice of questions to answer since students who take this late midterm will have more time to study for it than students who take the regularly scheduled exam. The question on the "make-up" exam will be an essay question and it will be drawn from the appropriate study guide.
Eleven quizzes will be given during the semester. They will consist of multiple
choice questions and will cover the required reading.
Each quiz will test knowledge of the readings assigned for the period immediately preceding the date of the quiz.
IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS, STUDENTS MUST TAKE ALL OF THE QUIZZES. ALL MISSED QUIZZES MUST BE MADE-UP. "MAKE-UP" QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY, MAY 4TH FROM 1PM TO 6PM IN ROOM 11UH. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME QUIZZES CAN BE MADE UP. STUDENTS WHO MISS QUIZZES MUST PLAN TO TAKE "MAKE-UPS" AT THIS TIME.
STUDENTS MUST MAKE-UP ALL MISSED QUIZZES TO PASS THE CLASS. HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE PENALIZED FOR MORE THAN TWO MISSED QUIZZES. THE GRADES ON THE REQUIRED MAKE-UP QUIZZES BEYOND THE FIRST TWO WILL BE PENALIZED AS FOLLOWS:
3RD MISSED QUIZZ:
5 POINTS OFF
4TH MISSED QUIZZ: 10 POINTS OFF
5th, 6TH, 7TH, 8TH, 9TH,
10TH, AND 11TH MISSED QUIZZES:
15 POINTS OFF EACH
EXCUSES FOR MISSED QUIZZES WILL APPLY TO THE ALOTED TWO MISSED QUIZZES ONLY.
INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.
"Make-up" quizzes will consist of short answer questions over the reading covered by the quiz that was missed.
There will be a final examination.
It will cover the lectures and the
required reading. The first half of the exam will test knowledge of material presented since the previous midterm
examination and will consist of essay questions drawn from a study guide that
will be placed on the web one week before the final exam. The second half of the
exam will cover material presented during the entire semester and will consist
of essay questions drawn from all three course study guides. A choice of essay
questions to answer will be offered in each section of the exam.
IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS, STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE FINAL EXAMINATION.
INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.
BOTH OF THE TWO MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS, EACH OF THE ELEVEN QUIZZES, AND THE FINAL EXAMINATION ARE REQUIRED. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT PASS THE CLASS.
INCOMPLETES ARE NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS.
NO EXTRA CREDIT IS GIVEN IN THIS
CLASS. Students are urged to
devote all of their class work time to the lectures, the required readings, and
preparation for the quizzes and exams. Credit will be given to those who show
improvement during the course of the semester.
The course grade will be computed as follows:
1. Eleven quizzes -- 20 points each ----------------------- = 220 Points
2. Two midterm examinations -- 100 points each ------- = 200 Points
3. Final examination -- 200 points ------------------------ = 200
Points Possible points = 620
F=367 and below
ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY URGED.
Though attendance does not guarantee success in the class, STUDENTS CANNOT DO WELL WITHOUT ATTENDING EVERY LECTURE. Students who miss a class meeting should get notes for the class they miss from a fellow student. If they have any questions about the notes they receive, they should feel free to ask for clarification from the professor.
CLASS NOTES, LECTURE OUTLINES, AND POWERPOINT SHOWS ARE NOT POSTED ON THE WEB OR ON "BLACKBOARD." NOT EVER!!
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1) Course Description:
The main emphasis of this course will be on the social, economic, and political impact of the Civil War on the United States. Topics covered will include: the origins of the conflict, the secession crisis, the goals for which Civil War soldiers fought, Union and Confederate military strategy, the draft, civil liberties in both the North and the South, opposition to the war in both the North and the South, slavery and the war, emancipation, and reconstruction. The course will be organized around classroom discussions and lectures.
2) Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to describe, identify, and explain the major trends, events, developments, and interpretations of the American Civil War.
3) Students are encouraged to contact the professor whenever they have questions either during office hours or by email, however, email attachments cannot be opened.
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