Our course will have five units framed by short introductory and concluding sections.

Each unit is based on an archive in the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection.

The core units will run from Wednesdays to Tuesdays and each "meet" four times, on the model of the 4 x week traditional summer courses.  Assignments are due Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday (but see the Attendance document for some leeway).

Preliminary polling indicated that running the units through the weekend would best accommodate many peoples' schedules and enable some group interaction.

Key dates:

7/7:     Introduction

7/9:   The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

7/16: Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887

7/23: After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor

7/30: "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943

8/6: Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942

8/13:   Final matters

8/15:   Last day