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USA300H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Leo Marx, Pastoralism, Henry Nash Smith

USA300 11 Jan 18 Represents America as a whole Henry Nash Smith - Innate, inescapable, shared Americanness that can be revealed Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God - Thomas Jefferson...

American Studies
USA300H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Emma Lazarus, Ellis Island, The New Colossus
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USA200H1 Immigrationand The Culture Wars American Immigration and the Statue of Liberty o A tribute to the values of Republicanism on Americas centennial Given by France, a nation w...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Salem Witch Trials, Scapegoating, Foodborne Illness
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1. USA200H1 America on Trial American History and Arthur Millers The Crucible 1. Like other texts, The Crucible uses American History to make an ideological argument 2. Double-historical context: cont...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Institutional Racism, Toni Morrison, Sharecropping
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USA200H1 Racing the Future Ta-Nehisi Coates: Contemporary Black American Non-Fiction Writer o Concept of reparations: money paid as recompense for historical injustices Black Ameri...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Western Canon
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USA200H1 Writing Women Gender Politics circa 1848, when the Seneca Convention held o Women unable to inherit property; cannot vote, as only white men citizens o Beginning in 1848, womens pro...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Environmentalism, Wallace Stegner
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USA200H1 Populating the Wilderness America and the Persistence of the Frontier: a defining idea o Imaginative constructions of frontier: surviving metaphor of American experience Th...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Jacob Riis, Commuting, Ignatz Urban
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USA200H1 The American City The City and Wilderness as a Landscape Untouched by Modernity o Our valuation of nature: only as something far-flung, breathtaking Cronon, for example: hi...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: White Supremacy, Paralegal
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USA200H1 Making Race The Color Line: identification of color as the primary racial issue worldwide o Renaming issue of the race problem as a color line; the (arbitrarily drawn, binary- es...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: American Exceptionalism, Imagined Communities, Natural And Legal Rights
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USA200H1 The New Nation The American National Identity: America the nation and American-ness o Explorers, Europe, and the Americas: limits of the known world Columbus discovery of ...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture 2: 02 Frontier
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USA200H1 The Frontier The Frontier: both a literal and symbolic landscape o Literal: a westward moving line of EuropeanAmerican settlement o Symbolicimaginative: a more significant meaning with respect to American culture ...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture 6: 06 American Empire
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USA200H1 American Empire American Empire: Colonialism and its Legacy in American Identity o Contradiction in the DOI: let us be free to colonize other countries America paradoxically engaging in both anticolonial rhetoric ...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr
USA200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Francis Scott Key, Flag Desecration
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USA200H1 Introduction& The American Flag The American Flag(s) and its (their) meanings o Shared national identity: particularly an idealized form thereof o Military instantiations: significa...

American Studies
USA200H1
Alexandra Rahr

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