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History Resource Guide for Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin: Home


Welcome to the libguide (library instruction tip sheet) for Aliyah Dunn's History classes, Spring semester, 2019.

If you have any questions about doing research for this assignment, you can contact Anthony Costa or Saima Fazli

You can also stop by the library reference desk for in-person help.  Here are the hours:

Reference: 415-452-5541

Monday-Thursday: 7:45am - 7:45pm
Friday: 7:45am - 4:45pm
Saturday: 9am - 2:30pm

Further details here.

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Library Resources for History 1, 41A & 41B

Welcome to the library guide for History 1, 41A and 41B.  This guide will help you locate books, articles, images and other sources for your research project.  Use the red tabs above to navigate to different sections.

Photo of protesters at the 1963 March on Washington

Image: Protestors at the 1963 March on Washington, courtesy of the Library of Congress

Research Questions

History 41A:

Freedom and citizenship in early America were defined very narrowly excluding large groups of people in North America. Through their fight for equality, African-Americans have expanded the meaning and definition of American freedom. Identify a current group (ethnic, racial, immigrant, sub-culture, or African-Americans, etc.) within American society that is still attempting to gain full inclusion and compare that to the African-American experience. (Note: Think about the specific reasons why this group lacks inclusion, or full inclusion.)

History 41B:

The Reconstruction Era (1st Reconstruction) is a historical period that is characterized by the legal defeat of slavery. During the Reconstruction Era African-Americans made significant social gains; however, these gains were challenged and slavery is re-implemented “in every way but name” requiring a 2nd Reconstruction or Civil Rights Movement. Explain how the Civil Rights Movement (1954-1970s) did or did not fulfill the promises of the 1st Reconstruction (1865-1877). Identify a current example of progress (positive change) in American society or identify an element of American society that still requires progress. (Note: There may be overlap, so it is ok to talk about both progress and needed change in regards to your topic.)

History 1:

Freedom in the United States has had different meanings over time. The author of your course text, Eric Foner, argues that “over the course of time American freedom has been both a reality and a mythical ideal, a living truth for millions of Americans, a cruel mockery for others.” Compare and contrast one definition of freedom from the past and one from the present. With both definitions identify: 1) the meaning 2) the social conditions that made that freedom/or aspiration for freedom possible 3) The boundaries or limits of that freedom.

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