Course Assignments

Anglo-American Political Imagination
Date In-Class Focus Readings
TBA Introductory Class
Fri. 1/22 Youth Environmentalists

Brodkin, Introduction

Mon. 1/25 Controlling the Commonwealth Norton Reader: Intro & pp 25-52
Wed. 1/27 The American Calling & Self-Governance Norton, pp. 52-91
Fri. 1/29 Theories of Revolution
One-Pager Due

Norton, pp. 119-155

Mon. 2/1 Federalist arguments Norton, pp. 191-209
Wed. 2/3 More from the Federalists Norton, pp. 209-244
Fri. 2/5 The debate on Federalism
One-Pager Due
Norton, pp. 244-281
Mon. 2/8 State sovereignty v. National rule Norton, pp. 297-358
Wed. 2/10 Jacksonian Democracy Norton, pp. 419-451
Fri. 2/12 Individualism
One-Pager Due
Norton, pp. 465-506
Mon. 2/15 The changing face of South Gate Brodkin, Chap. 1
Wed. 2/17 Women's challenges Norton, pp. 506-536
Fri. 2/19 General Discussion
Five-Page Paper Due

Mon. 2/22 Slavery and Labor Norton, pp. 536-581
Wed. 2/24 Frederick Douglass Norton, pp. 581-624
Fri. 2/26 The national government and slavery
One-Pager Due
Norton, pp. 644-687
Mon. 3/1 Environmental Justice Brodkin, Chap. 2 & 3
Wed. 3/3 Social Darwinism Norton, pp. 687-737
Fri. 3/5 Why we need elites
One-Pager Due
Norton, pp. 737-785
Mon. 3/8 Why we don't Norton, pp. 816-860
Wed. 3/10 Types of dissent Norton, pp. 860-893
Fri. 3/12 Race matters
One-Pager Due
Norton, pp. 893-928
Mon. 3/15 - 3/26 Spring Break
Mon. 3/29 The politics of energy Brodkin, Ch. 4 & 5
Wed. 3/31 Separate but equal Norton, pp. 942-985
Fri. 4/2 Reasons for reform
Five-Pager Proto-Draft
Norton, pp. 988-1023
Mon. 4/5 Who makes opinion? Norton, pp. 1058-1086
Wed. 4/7 Presidential Ideas Norton, pp. 1086-1113
Fri. 4/9 New Deal concerns
Five-Pager Draft (what would DuBois add?)
Norton, pp. 1133-1170
Mon. 4/12 What high school students can do Brodkin, Ch. 6 & 7
Wed. 4/14 New Deal promises Norton, pp. 1179-1210
Fri. 4/16 Foreign and domestic evils
Five-Pager Due

Norton, pp. 1211- 1246
Mon. 4/19 The liberal tradition Norton, pp. 1247-1280
Wed. 4/21 Let the protests begin! Norton, pp. 1281-1322
Fri. 4/23 And the social movements take form Norton, pp. 1322-1362
Mon. 4/26 Sexual politics (Millet, Schlafly, hooks) Norton, 1362-1369,
1406-1411, 1426-1433
Wed. 4/28 Contemporary political theory Brodkin, Ch. 7
Fri. 4/30 Power outages Finish Brodkin
Mon. 5/3 Environmental concerns Norton, 1503-1511
Wed. 5/5 General Discussion
Papers will be due on Fri. 5/7 at noon in the box on my door






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