Text: Robert A.Divine, et al. American Past and Present.Volume One to 1877. Fifth Edition
Students will be expected to complete the assigned chapter or chapters in the textbook by Tuesday of each week. Students should come to class on Tuesday prepared to comment on the material in the text. Primary sources from the online assignments must also be prepared by Tuesday, and students should come to class on Thursday prepared to discuss all the work for the week. You will find framing questions for both the text and the primary sources in the online syllabus under the schedule of classes for each week. They will provide a starting place for your weekly reports and our class discussions.