If the truth be told, this course is just an excuse for all of us to be library rats free to wander and roam in wonderful but hitherto not-easily-accessible library collections.

But, putting on our scholarly demeanor, in this course we strive to:

  • to learn more about five significant pieces of American history
  • to gain experience with the new phenomenon of online archives 
  • to perform authentic scholarly work with primary materials
  • to realize the constructedness of history