Digital History and the Jim Crow South:
*Most readings are available electronically. Readings not available
online are on 2-hour reserve.
3 Introductory session
10 From Emancipation to Segregation: Building the Jim Crow South
C & O Railway, Crozet, 1913
- Howard N. Rabinowitz, "From Exclusion to Segregation: Southern Race Relations, 1865-1900," Journal of American History, Vol. 63, #2 (Sept. 1976), pp. 325-350. (available on-line at J-Stor
Journal of American History archive)
Edward L. Ayers, Promise of the New South: Life After
Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992, pp. 132-159
- Kevin Gaines, Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership,
Politics, and Culture in the Twentieth Century. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1996, pp. 19-46.
Thomas Greenwood, Bittersweet Legacy:
The Black and White "Better Classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910.
Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1994, pp. 77-113.
--Class to be divided into teams.
17 History and the World Wide Web
- Bianca P. Floyd, "U. of Maryland Scholars
Study Racial Gap in Technology Access," Chronicle of Higher
Education, Dec. 20, 1996, p. A19.
- Bianca P.
Floyd, "Scholars are Eager to Increase Ranks of
Black-Studies Sites on the Internet," Chronicle of Higher
Education, April 7, 1997.
Gaiter, "Is the Web Too Cool for Blacks?," Salon Magazine,
June 5, 1997.
- Michael O'Malley and Roy Rosenzweig, "Brave New World or Blind Alley? American
History on the World Wide Web,"Journal of American History,
Vol. 84 (June 1997), pp. 132-155.
- Andrew McMichael, Michael O'Malley, and Roy Rosenzweig,
"Historians and the Web:
A Guide," AHA Perspectives,
Vol. 34 (Jan. 1996), pp. 11-15.
--Introductory HTML workshop
24 On Local Sources
--Discussion of local archives and sources. Teams expected to
have met during the previous week to discuss their projects, and should be
venture some preliminary ideas for their websites and what sorts of sources
might be useful for their topics.
--Advanced HTML workshop.
1 On African-American Photographs and Photography
Willis, ed., Picturing Us:
African American Identity in Photography. New York: New Press, 1994,
pp. 42-53, 72-79, 152-157.
- Fredric M.
Miller and Howard Gillette, Jr., "Race Relations in Washington,
A Photographic Essay," Journal of Urban History,
Vol. 21, #1 (Nov. 1994), pp. 57-85.
- James Guimond, American Photography and the
American Dream. Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 1991, pp. 21-53.
Holsinger's University Studio, Charlottesville
--Assignment: Browse the
Holsinger studio website. Select one or more photos from
Holsinger collection that you find interesting and be prepared
to discuss what the
photograph suggests about black life in early 20th cent.
Charlottesville, what kinds of questions we might ask about
this photograph and its subject(s), how a website built around
the selected photograph(s) might look, and what kinds of
sources might be used in support of such a site.
--Workshop on scanning and the use of images.
8 Education and Churches
Rev. G.O. Seay, Dec. 24, 1913
- James D. Anderson, Education of Blacks in the South,
1860-1935. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1988, pp. 148-237.
William A. Link, A Hard Country and a Lonely Place: Schooling,
Society, and Reform in Rural Virginia, 1870-1920.
Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1986, pp. 173-194.
- William E.
Montgomery, Under their Own Vine and Fig Tree: The
African-American Church in the South, 1865-1900.
Baton Rouge, LSU Press, 1993, pp. 333-351.
Leon Litwack, Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of
Jim Crow. New York: Knopf, 1998, pp. 378-403.
--Preliminary site proposals due on the web
15 Criminal Justice and Extralegal Violence
22 Mid-semester Presentations
work in progress by teams: be prepared to give a web-based
presentation of your work thus far, to discuss your intentions
for future research and website development,
and to give constructive comments and suggestions to other
teams on their efforts.
29 Readings: Politics and Political Leadership
- Glenda Gilmore, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1996, pp. 147-224.
- Gaines, Uplifting the Race, pp. 47-99, 128-151.
5 Labor and Migration
- Jacqueline Jones, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present. New York, Basic Books, 1985, pp. 79-151.
Robin D.G. Kelley, "'We Are Not What We Seem': Rethinking Black
Working-Class Opposition in the Jim Crow South," Journal of
American History, June 1993, pp. 75-112.
Letwin, "Interracial Unionism, Gender, and 'Social Equality'
in the Alabama Coalfields, 1878-1908," Journal of Southern
History, Vol. 61, #3 (August 1995), pp. 519-555.
Kitchen, Lyndall Apartments, 1916
12 Worshop class
19 Workshop class
26 Thanksgiving (no class)
3 Workshop class
10 Final project presentations. Location TBA.
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