HISTORY 3325 Section 1 --- SPRING 2018   MWF 9-9:50   25UH

Professor Maizlish -- UH 313

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CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

Readings
Internet Access
Course Outline
Course Requirements
Important Information
Study Guide
Sample Answer


Readings

Required Readings:

           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            
           

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INTERNET ACCESS

1)  The required internet linked readings may be accessed through the internet links found on the course web page.
     (http://www.uta.edu/faculty/maizlish/3325-S-18-1-SM.htm)

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 assignments
    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.

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Course Outline

WEEK

 

DATE TOPIC REQUIRED
READING
OPTIONAL READING
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
1.The Republican Platform of 1860
2.The Democratic 
Platform of 1860 
(Douglass faction)
3.The Democratic 
Platform of 1860 
(Breckinridge faction)

Week II Jan. 22 Southern Secession Manning, 3-111
1.Slavery Expansion, Charleston Mercury Feb. 28, 1860
2.The Texas Ordinance of    Secession
1.Jefferson 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
REVIEW SESSION
Manning, 3-111
Internet Reading
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Jan. 26 The Northern Response I Manning, 113-221
1.Crittenden Compromise
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)
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Jan. 31 QUIZ #2
REVIEW SESSION
Manning, 113-221
Internet Reading
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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
REVIEW SESSION
McPherson, vii-89
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Feb. 9 The Northern Economy McPherson, 90-178 -----------------

Week V Feb. 12 The Copperheads McPherson, 90-178 -----------------
Feb. 14 QUIZ #4
REVIEW SESSION
McPherson, 90-178 ------------
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
REVIEW SESSION
Freehling, xi-82 -------------
Feb. 28 The Fate of Southern Values Freehling, 85-206 --------------
Mar. 2 Confederate Women Freehling, 85-206 -------------

Week VIII Mar. 5 QUIZ #6
REVIEW SESSION
Freehling, 85-206 ---------
Mar. 7 The Universe of Battle: Gettysburg, 1863 Blight, ALL ----------
Mar. 9 NO CLASS   ---------

--------- -------- SPRING VACATION ------------------ ---------------
Week IX
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 QUIZ #7
REVIEW SESSION
Blight, ALL -------------

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

Mar. 30

Slavery During the Civil War

LAST DAY TO DROP

Roark, vii-108
Testimony of a Slave, 1863
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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
Apr. 4

QUIZ #8
REVIEW SESSION

Roark, vii-108
Internet Reading

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Apr. 6 EXAMINATION

REMEMBER MAY 4
MAKE-UP DAY
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
3.Black Codes

U.S. Plantation Regulations, 1864


Apr. 13

NO CLASS

 

THREE WEEKS TO MAKE-UP DAY!!

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Week XIII Apr. 16 Congressional Reconstruction Roark, 111-209 Reconstruction Acts, March, 1867
Apr. 18 QUIZ #9
REVIEW SESSION
Roark, 111-209
Internet Reading

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Apr. 20 Congress and Black Rights Faust. xi-136
Fourteenth Amendment
1.Sherman 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
1.Frederick Douglass' Appeal for Black Suffrage, 1867
2.Petition of a Convention of Virginia Blacks, 1865
Apr. 25 QUIZ #10
REVIEW SESSION
Faust. xi-136
Internet Reading
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Apr. 27 The Economic World of Black Reconstruction

ONE WEEK TO MAKE-UP DAY!!!

Faust, 137-271 Sharecropper's Contract

Week XV Apr. 30 The North and Reconstruction Faust, 137-271 -------------
May 2

A Tragic Era: The Abandonment of Reconstruction 

Faust, 137-271

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May 4

QUIZ #11
REVIEW SESSION

MAKE-UP ALL EXAMS & QUIZZES

Faust, 137-271 


 ***TODAY***

 


1PM--6PM  11UH

 


FINAL EXAMINATION-----WEDNESDAY--- MAY 9--- 8-10:30AM

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Course Requirements

MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS

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.


QUIZZES


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 11UHTHIS 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.


CLASS DISCUSSIONS

There will be eleven class discussions. Each discussion will follow each of the quizzes and will center on issues raised by the reading covered by the quiz. Attendance at these discussions is required. Students will be graded for their attendance at these discussions.

THE SAME POINT PENALTY SYSTEM USED FOR MISSED QUIZZESS WILL APPLY TO MISSED DISCUSSIONS. STUDENTS WHO TAKE A QUIZ AND THEN LEAVE BEFORE THE DISCUSSION, OR DURING THE DISCUSSION, WILL BE PENALIZED AS DESCRIBED IN THE QUIZ SECTION AS IF THEY HAD MISSED THE QUIZ.


FINAL EXAMINATION


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.


GRADING


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

Points Required:

A=554
B=492
C=430
D=368
F=367 and below

 

 

ATTENDANCE

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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IMPORTANT  INFORMATION:

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.

4) Grades cannot be given out or discussed over the internet or on the phone and they will not be posted on "Blackboard." However, students are welcome to ask the professor before or after class, or during office hours, for their grades or their current class average. To find out the final exam grade, students may leave a stamped, self-addressed envelope or postcard in their final exam blue book or in the professor's mail box in the History Department office, 202UH. Course grades can be discussed with the professor at the start of the following semester.

5) PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND SET ALL BEEPERS TO SILENT MODE WHILE IN CLASS. TEXT MESSAGING IS NOT ALLOWED DURING THE CLASS PERIOD OR DURING EXAMINATIONS.

CELL PHONES MAY NOT BE VISIBLE DURING CLASS TIME OR DURING EXAMINATIONS.
THEY SHOULD BE SECRETED IN A PLACE WHERE THEY CANNOT BE SEEN, TOUCHED, OR HEARD
.

THE USE OF CAMERAS IN THE CLASSROOM IS ALSO STRICTLY PROHIBITED. THE TAKING OF PHOTGRAPHS OR SCREEN SHOTS IS NOT ALLOWED.

6) If you wish to use a tape recorder, please first see the professor to gain approval . 

7) LAPTOP COMPUTER USE OR THE USE OF I-PADS OR OTHER SUCH DEVICES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

8) If you wish to audit the class, please first see the professor.

9) STUDENTS ARE URGED TO KEEP ALL OF THEIR QUIZZES AND MID-TERM EXAMINATIONS UNTIL COURSE GRADES ARE RECEIVED FROM THE REGISTRAR.  Clerical errors cannot be identified and corrected without the evidence provided by these test papers.

10) Students who come to class on time should keep the back rows of the classroom empty. Students who come in late or need to leave early should sit in the back rows.

11) THIS CLASS DOES NOT USE BLACKBOARD!!!

Additional Information

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The Office for Students with Disabilities, (OSD)  www.uta.edu/disability or calling 817-272-3364. Information regarding diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining disability-based academic accommodations can be found at www.uta.edu/disability. 

Counseling and Psychological Services, (CAPS)   www.uta.edu/caps/ or calling 817-272-3671 is also available to all students to help increase their understanding of personal issues, address mental and behavioral health problems and make positive changes in their lives.  

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I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT Arlington’s tradition of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest effort in the pursuit of academic excellence.

I promise that I will submit only work that I personally create or contribute to group collaborations, and I will appropriately reference any work from other sources. I will follow the highest standards of integrity and uphold the spirit of the Honor Code. 

UT Arlington faculty members may employ the Honor Code in their courses by having students acknowledge the honor code as part of an examination or requiring students to incorporate the honor code into any work submitted. Per UT System Regents’ Rule 50101, §2.2, suspected violations of university’s standards for academic integrity (including the Honor Code) will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Violators will be disciplined in accordance with University policy, which may result in the student’s suspension or expulsion from the University. Additional information is available at https://www.uta.edu/conduct/.   

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 Final Review Week: for semester-long courses, a period of five class days prior to the first day of final examinations in the long sessions shall be designated as Final Review Week. The purpose of this week is to allow students sufficient time to prepare for final examinations. During this week, there shall be no scheduled activities such as required field trips or performances; and no instructor shall assign any themes, research problems or exercises of similar scope that have a completion date during or following this week unless specified in the class syllabus. During Final Review Week, an instructor shall not give any examinations constituting 10% or more of the final grade, except makeup tests and laboratory examinations. In addition, no instructor shall give any portion of the final examination during Final Review Week. During this week, classes are held as scheduled. In addition, instructors are not required to limit content to topics that have been previously covered; they may introduce new concepts as appropriate. 

Emergency Exit Procedures:  Should we experience an emergency event that requires us to vacate the building, students should exit the room and move toward the nearest exit, which is located [insert a description of the nearest exit/emergency exit]. When exiting the building during an emergency, one should never take an elevator but should use the stairwells. Faculty members and instructional staff will assist students in selecting the safest route for evacuation and will make arrangements to assist individuals with disabilities.

Student Support Services: UT Arlington provides a variety of resources and programs designed to help students develop academic skills, deal with personal situations, and better understand concepts and information related to their courses. Resources include tutoring, major-based learning centers, developmental education, advising and mentoring, personal counseling, and federally funded programs. For individualized referrals, students may visit the reception desk at University College (Ransom Hall), call the Maverick Resource Hotline at 817-272-6107, send a message to resources@uta.edu, or view the information at http://www.uta.edu/universitycollege/resources/index.php. 

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