HUM 2450.B01/B02 Assignments
07/26-07/30/04 (Week 5)

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  • for MONDAY July 26
    -- online notes for this section, "Defining 'America' Part 2" available now!
    -- Pohl Ch.3 130-171, Ch.4 185-194

  • for TUESDAY July 27
    -- EXAM #1: arrive on time, with a #2 pencil. To study for this exam: consult not only the Exam 1 Study Guide, but also all online Power Point course lecture notes, in-class lecture notes, and notes on the assigned online readings and readings in Framing America.

  • for WEDNESDAY July 28
    --new section; BE SURE TO READ
    -- online notes for this section, "Women Emerging" available online now!
    -- Pohl Ch.3 171-174, 258-260, 263-66

  • for THURSDAY July 29
    -- Pohl Ch.3 269-282
    -- online notes for this section, "Women Emerging" available online now!
    Online readings:
    -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Declaration of Sentiments" [1848]. The convention at Seneca Falls, New York, in July 1848, was organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two Quakers whose concern for women's rights was aroused when Mott, as a woman, was denied a seat at an international antislavery meeting in London. The Seneca Falls meeting attracted 240 sympathizers, including forty men, among them the famed former slave and abolitionist leader, Frederick Douglass. The delegates adopted a statement, deliberately modeled on the Declaration of Inde-pendence, as well as a series of resolu-tions calling for women's suffrage and the reform of marital and property laws that kept women in an inferior status.
    -- Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I a Woman?" [1851]. Delivered at the later Women's Convention of 1851 in Akron, Ohio, this speech by Sojourner Truth, former slave, emphasizes the extent to which black women had been left out of the Women's Movement, despite that movement's alliances with the Abolition struggle. Truth indicates the blind spots inherent to most "emancipation" drives of the day.
    -- Kate Chopin, "The Story of an Hour" [1894]

  • for FRIDAY July 30--Journal #2 due -- see Cultural Events & Sample Journal page for guidelines and assignment.
    -- Pohl Ch.3 197-211
    Course notes for this next section available online now!
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