Early National US History – Fall 2014

Overview:

Assignments:

Reading Schedule:

Reading Schedule:

Johnson = Paul E. Johnson, The Early American Republic; 1789 – 1829

Lepler = Jessica M. Lepler, The Many Panics of 1837; People, Politics, and the Creation of a TransAtlantic Finanacial Crisis

All other assignments can be found on the Web by clicking the link in the document name.

All readings should be completed before class


August 19
Course Introduction & Ideology of “r” Republicanism
Syllabus
Daniel T. Rodgers, “Republicanism: the Career of a Concept,” Journal of American History 79, No. 1 (June 1992), 11-38.


August 21
Adopting the Constitution

Johnson Preface
Woody Holton, “‘Divide et Impera’: Federalist 10 in a Wider Sphere,” William & Mary Quarterly 62, no. 2 (April 2005): 175-212.


August 26
Washington’s Administrations

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Johnson 2-22
Christopher J. Young, “Connecting the President and the People: Washington’s Neutrality, Genet’s Challenge, and Hamilton’s Fight for Public Support,” Journal of the Early Republic 31 No. 3 (Fall 2011), 435-466.


August 28
Adams’ Administration

Johnson 22-29
Douglas Bradburn, “A Clamor in the Public Mind: Opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts,” William & Mary Quarterly 65, no. 3 (July 2008): 565-600.


September 2
Jefferson

Johnson 30-43
John Kyle Day, “The Federalist Press and Slavery in the Age of Jefferson,” Historian 65, no. 6 (Winter 2003), 1303-1329.


September 4
Madison & War of 1812

Johnson 44-53
Alison L. LaCroix, “A Singular and Awkward War: The Transatlantic Context of the Hartford Convention,” American Nineteenth Century History 6, no. 1 (March 2005): 3-32.


September 9
Library Session: Research/Discussion
Meets in L1119


September 11
Nationalism

Johnson 136-145
C. Edward Skeen, “‘Vox Populi, Vox Dei’: The Compensation Act of 1816 and the Rise of Popular Politics,” Journal of the Early Republic 6, No. 3 (Autumn 1986), 253-274.


September 15. 6:30-7:30 PM
Event Participation Opportunity

John Inscoe’s Civil War in Georgia Program
Five Forks/Trickum Library
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September 16
Missouri & Sectionalism

Johnson 145-147
Sean Wilentz, “Jeffersonian Democracy and the Origins of Political Antislavery in the United States: The Missouri Crisis Revisited,” Journal Of The Historical Society 4, no. 3 (September 2004), 375-401.


September 23
Adams & Jackson

Johnson 147-159
Christopher Marquis, “Andrew Jackson: Winner and Loser in 1824,” American History 43 No. 1, (April 2008), 50-57.


September 25
Research/Discussion


September 27
Museum Participation Opportunity

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Live Day
Select Museums from Following List (ask instructor before going.)
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September 30
Test 1


October 2
Economic Revolutions

Johnson 54-66
James A. Henretta, “The ‘Market’ in the Early Republic,” Journal of the Early Republic 18, no. 2 (Summer 1997), 289-304.


October 7
Economic Revolutions 2
Bibliography Due

Johnson 66-83
Roger E. Carp, “The Limits of Reform: Labor and Discipline on the Erie Canal,” Journal Of The Early Republic 10, no. 2 (Summer 1990): 191-219.


October 9
Slavery 1

Johnson 84-96
Daniel P. Kotzin, “Teaching the complexity of slavery,” Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 34, no. 2 (Fall 2009), 59-69.


October 14
Slavery 2

Johnson 97-109
Edward E. Baptist, “Toxic Debt, Liar Loans, and Securitized Human Beings,” Common-Place 10, no. 3 (April 2010).


October 16
Family

Johnson 110-125
Rosemarie Zagarri, “The Family Factor,” Journal of the Early Republic 33, no. 2 (Summer 2013), 283-316.


October 21
Religion

Johnson 125-134
Mark S. Schantz, “Religious Tracts, Evangelical Reform, and the Market Revolution in Antebellum America,” Journal of the Early Republic 17, no. 3 (Autumn 1997), 425-466.


October 23
Research/Discussion

Lepler 1-7


October 24. 5:00 PM
Deadline to withdraw from course without penalty


October 28
Election of 1828

Lepler 8-42
Norma Basch, “Marriage, Morals, and Politics in the Election of 1828,” Journal of American History 80, no. 3 (June 1993), 890-918.


October 30
First Jackson Administration

Lepler 43-66
Kirsten E. Wood, “‘One Woman So Dangerous to Public Morals’: Gender and Power in the Eaton Affair,” Journal of the Early Republic 17, no. 2 (June 1997), 237-275.


November 4
Indian Removal

Lepler 67-93
Thomas J. Campion, “Indian Removal and the Transformation of Northern Indiana,” Indiana Magazine Of History 107, no. 1 (March 2011), 32-62


November 11
Research Paper Discussion/Help Session


November 11
Bank War
Research Paper Due

Lepler 94-122
Jane Knodell, “Rethinking the Jacksonian Economy: The Impact of the 1832 Bank Veto on Commercial Banking,” Journal Of Economic History 66, no. 3 (September 2006): 541-574.


November 13
Nullification

Lepler 123-156
William K. Bolt, “Founding father and rebellious son: James Madison, John C. Calhoun, and the use of precedents,” American Nineteenth Century History 5, no. 3 (Fall 2004), 1-27.


November 14 or 15
Conference Participation Opportunity
Southern Historical Association Conference in downtown Atlanta.


November 18
Van Buren

Lepler 157-190
William G. Shade, “`The Most Delicate and Exciting Topics’: Martin Van Buren, Slavery, and the Election of 1836,” Journal Of The Early Republic 18, no. 3 (Fall 1998): 459-484.


November 20
Harrison & Tyler

Lepler 191-234
David E. Johnson, “‘A Ceaseless Torrent of Music’,” American History 35, no. 5 (December 2000), 34-39.


November 25
Discussion

Lepler 235-254


Thanksgiving Break
November 26-30


December 2
Poster Session


December 4
Test 2


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