Week Three: Objectivity and Authority on the History Web

In class, September 11

Discuss:

  • Roundtable: “‘’The Ideal of Objectivity” and the Profession of History,” Otis L. Graham, Jr., Richard G. Hewlett, David Glassberg, Rebecca Conard and Sam Bass Warner, Jr. The Public Historian 13/2 (Spring, 1991): 9-23. [e-journal available through Burritt library website]

Online:

Explore:

Complete:

Scavenger hunt: Find and blog how you found these three historical items (be sure to include links to, or excerpts from, each item):

1) An op-ed on a labor dispute involving public school teachers from before 1970

2) The first documented use of solar power in the United States

3) The best resource for the history of California ballot initiatives, including voting data

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