Instructor: Professor Susan Slccpcr-Smith
Office Hours: Monday, 4:30-6:00 in Morrill Hall, Room 324
Office Phone: 353-5094; Main Officc: 355-7500
James Axtell, The Indian Peoples of Eastern America:
America; A Documentary History of the Sexes
Alfred Crosby, Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492
Ella Carla Deloria, Waterlily
Gregory Evans Dowd, A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity
James Merrell, The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact Through the Era of Removal
Anthony F.C. Wallace, The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca
Jennifer Brown, Strangers in Blood
Michael McConnell, A Country Between
Tom Hatley, Dividing Paths
Tanis C. Thorne: The Many Hands of My Relations
Your final grade is based on the successful completion of the following work, which must be submitted in PRINTED FORMAT ON THE ASSIGNED DATE, LATE ASSIGNMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
One-Third: Completion of 4 Book Rcvicws which includes 4 assigned
books in this course and 1 book from the supplementary list. The lowest
grade will be dropped from the average.
One-Third: In Class Midterm
One-Third: Take Home Essay Final Examination Attendance is expected at each class. Students who fail to attend class on a regular basis will rcccivc an appropriate grade reduction.
A TWO PAGE SUMMERY of your reaction to each book is due in class on the days indicated on the assignment sheet. Your brief review of each book should deal with three questions: l.One to two paragraph summary of the book; 2.A statement that addresses the author's main thesis; 3.An evaluation of how successfully the author has proven his or her thesis. Students unfamilar with how to write a book review should consult such journals as American Indian Culture and Research Journal or The William and Mary Quarterly.
A FOUR TO SIX PAGE SUMMARY of your reaction to any ONE of the following supplementary books is due on the day indicated on the assignment sheet. Your review of this book should be more analytical and detailed than your two page review summary but should follow the same format and address the same questions. Examples of this type of review can be found in Reviews in American History.
Jennifer Brown, Strangers in Blood; Fur Trade Company Families
in Indian Country
Michael McConnell, A Country Bctwocn: The Upper Ohio Valley and Its People 1724-1774 (this book is available in limited quantities or at the library)
Tom Hatley, Dividing Paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians through the Revolutionary Era
Tanis C. Thorne: The Many Hands of My Relations: French and Indians on the Lower Missouri
DISTRIBUTION OF FINAL ESSAY EXAMINATION
EXAMINATION DUE: 9.A.M., MONDAY DECEMBER 8 IN MY OFFICE, MORRILL HALL 324 OR MY HISTORY DEPARTMENT MAILBOX
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8: FINAL EXAMINATION DUE IN MY OFFICE,
MORRILL HALL 324 OR MY HISTORY DEPARTMENT MAILBOX