Archive for December 12th, 2009

EC books

You may read one of the following books for extra credit by December 22 if you wish. I own some of them, but others you may find at the library.

There are a series of questions you will need to answer in constructed response form for each book. The points that you may earn are based upon the length and difficulty of the book as well as the depth of your answers.

These critiques are due with absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS on Tuesday, December 22 by 10:30 am.

The Slaveholding Republic, By Don Fehrenbacher
America, Empire for Liberty, by David Reynolds
The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It, by Richard Hofstadter
Miracle at Philadelphia, by Catherine Drinker Bowen
The Other Founders: The Anti-Federalists and theDissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828, by Saul Cornell
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, by JamesMcPherson
A History of Reconstruction, by Eric Foner
The Age of Jackson, by Arthur Schlessinger
Manifest Destiny’s Underworld: Filibustering in Antebellum America, by Robert E. May
Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation,by John Ehle
The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties,by Mark A. Neely
1776, by David McCullough
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
A Different Mirror: A Multicultural History of America, by Ronald Takaki
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of theUnited States, by Charles A Beard
The Cycles of American History, by Arthur Schlessinger
A History of the American People, by Paul Johnson
America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates,and Heroines, by Gail Collins
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown