HISTORY 3325 Section 2 --- SPRING 2018 MW 7-8:20pm 8UH
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
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 3325-002.
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 and The Coming of the Civil War||Manning, 3-111
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Writing, and Researching for History: A College Student's Guide
2.The 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||The Northern Response||Manning, 3-111
2.N.Y. Legislature on Secession, Jan., 1861
3.Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
4.Abraham Lincoln's First Inauguration (photograph)
5.Sumter Fired Upon (newspaper article, original)
|Week III||Jan. 29||QUIZ #1
Internet Reading, Jan. 17-24
|Jan. 31||Civil War Strategy, Domestic and Foreign: Lincoln vs. Davis||Manning, 113-221
Abraham Lincoln (cartoons)
|Songs of the Civil War|
|Week IV||Feb. 5||QUIZ #2
Internet Reading, Jan. 31
|Feb. 7||The Northern Economy||McPherson, vii-89
|Week V||Feb. 12||QUIZ #3
|Feb. 14||The Copperheads||McPherson, 90-178||-----------------|
|Week VI||Feb. 19||QUIZ #4
|Feb. 21||EXAMINATION||Lectures and Required Readings Jan. 17-Feb. 14||-------------|
|Week VII||Feb. 26||The North and Civil Liberties: The Northern Draft||Freehling, xi-82||--------------|
|Feb. 28||The Confederacy and Southern Values||Freehling, xi-82||Confederate Constitution|
|Week VIII||Mar. 5||The Impact of the Civil War: Oliver Wendell Holmes jr., The South, and Confederate Women||Freehling, xi-82||Robert E. Lee's Farewell Address|
|Mar. 7||QUIZ #5
|Mar. 21||Northern Racism: The Emancipation Proclamation||Roark, vii-108
1.The Emancipation Proclamation
2. Lincoln Defends the Proclamation
|Sherman on Emancipation Aug., 1862|
|Week X||Mar. 26||Slavery During the Civil War: Black Emancipation||Roark, vii-108
1.African American Soldiers Hear the Proclamation, January 1, 1863 (photograph)
2.Testimony of a Slave, 1863 3.Testimony of an Escaped Slave, 1862
4.Union Officer on Slaves' Fight for Emancipation, 1863
5.Slaves Escaping to Freedom, 1862 (photograph)
|Black Soldier and Freedom, 1864|
LAST DAY TO DROP
Internet Reading March 21-28
|Week XI||Apr. 2||EXAMINATION||Lectures and Required Readings Feb.26-Mar.
The Myth of Reconstruction: Presidential Reconstruction
|Week XII||Apr. 9||QUIZ #8
|Roark, 111-209 Internet Readings||------------|
|Apr. 11||NO CLASS||-----------||
|Week XIII||Apr. 16||
Congressional Reconstruction: Race and Reunion
TWO WEEKS TO MAKE-UP DAY!!
|Faust, xi-136 Fourteenth Amendment||1.Reconstruction
Acts, March, 18671.
2.Sherman Grants Blacks Land, 1865
3. Thaddeus Stevens Land Distribution Speech, March 19, 1867
|Week XIV||Apr. 23||The Political and Economic World of Black Reconstruction||Faust, 137-271
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 3.Sharecropper's Contract
|Apr. 25||A Tragic Era: The North and the Abandonment of
ONE WEEK TO MAKE-UP DAY!!!
|Week XV||April 30||QUIZ #10
|Faust, 137-271 Internet Readings||--------------|
MAKE-UP ALL EXAMS & QUIZZES
FINAL EXAMINATION-----WEDNESDAY--- MAY 9--- 8:15-10:45PM
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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 THE LAST DAY OF CLASS, MAY 2ND. 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.
Ten 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 THE LAST DAY OF CLASS, MAY 2ND. 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,
AND 10TH 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 TEN 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. Ten quizzes -- 20 points each ------------------------ = 200 Points
2. Two midterm examinations -- 100 points each ----- = 200 Points
3. Final examination -- 200 points ---------------------- = 200
Points Possible points = 600
F=356 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.
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