FALL, 2002

Dr. Allen Woll (Robeson 298/Telephone Ext. 6671/ or awoll@camden)

1. Davidson & Lytle, After the Fact
2. William Storey, Writing History:  A Guide for Students
3. Daniel Richter, Facing East From Indian Country

Additional hand-outs to be supplied


September 3/5 (3)Introduction
(5)  Go here, and do the student lesson

Do items 1-5 at the bottom of the page--You do not have to do the "Mindwalk" Activity unless you wish to.  After completing the exercise, go to section 4d (on slavery), and search for the actual document [Excerpt from "My Ups and Downs," an interview with Kert Shorrow" (1939)].  How would you describe this document?

September 10/12 (10)  After the Fact, Ch. 1, 2 

(12) Library Sessions – I
William Storey, Writing History (entire)
Your research paper assignment for the course

September 17/19 (17) Library Sessions – II

Paper Assignment #1
The material necessary to complete this assignment will be passed out on the 17th.
Paper #1 due on the 24th

(19)  Work on assignment and Paper Proposal  (Proposal due Oct. 1)

September 24/26 (24)  (Paper #1 due)
(26) After the Fact, 3, 4
October 1/3  (1)  Proposal due on October 1.
After the Fact, 5, 6, 8

(3) Work in Library on your own, and prepare bibliography (see assignment)
for submission on October 8 (Tues)

October 8/10  (8)  Submit bibliography and discuss After the Fact, 7

(10)  TEST covering the first six weeks of the course.

October 15/17  Bibliographies will be returned at individual appointments with students.  Start reading Facing East from Indian Country.  Your paper on Facing East is due the week of November 5 (see below).  For the assignment, click here.
October 22/24  Lunch with Professor Richter on October 23 in the campus center at 12:15.  Read 
Facing East from Indian Country prior to the lunch.

Your paper on Facing East is due the week of November 5 (see below).  For the assignment, click here.

October 29/31 Continue to work on your papers
November 5/7 Paper #2 on Facing East  due on the date of your session --the 5th or the 7th.  Discussions of Facing East:  Group I (5) and Group II (7)
November 12/14 History on the Web:  Thoughts and Considerations 
See:   The Chicago Fire
and Martha Ballard's Diary Online

Read:  Can You Do Serious History on the Web?

Group II (12)/Group I (14)

November 19/21 If you would like me to evaluate a first draft of your work, hand it in on the morning of the 21st.  I will provide general suggestions which you can incorporate in your final version due on December 10.
November 26
Thanksgiving (28)
December 3/5
Work on your papers.  Individual appointments as needed.
December 10 Papers are due in class on December 10 at 8:00 am.  Penalties will be given for late papers [see below]


1. Two short papers and one presentation grade (Nov 12/14)  150 points  (50 points each)

2. Test  100 points  (October 10)

3. Class Participation (Quality)  50 Points

4. Final  Paper    200 Points

5. Attendance and Preparation*  50 Points

*  For every three absences   -10
*  For every three late arrivals   - 5
*  Lack of preparation for class discussion  - 5
*  Work handed in late    -10   (for each 24 hours)


A working bibliography is due in class on October 8.  This is designed to allow me to make suggestions on the progress of your work.

The working bibliography should be divided into four parts:

I.    Books that explore the context of the issue you are discussing.  (at least 10)

II.   Journal articles that consider the topic you are discussing.  (10)

III.  Primary sources you will consult in the researching of your paper.  (10)

IV.  Web sites (10)

Do not panic because of the numbers above!   This exercise is designed to help you begin your research.  You may not necessarily read --or even use--all the works cited.  Yet, consulting them will help you begin your research process.

For information on proper bibliographic form, consult hand-out (“Basic Bibliography form”)