HSTAA 432: History of Washington and the Pacific Northwest

Brian Casserly

bcasserl_at_u.washington.edu (replace "_at_" with @ to send e-mail)


CLASS SCHEDULE

Engraving from Vancouver expedition of 1792 showing poles built by Clallam Indians to trap ducks near present day Port Townsend  (University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, NA3984)


THURSDAY, JULY 21

Course introduction, syllabus, expectations
What is the Pacific Northwest?



FRIDAY, JULY 22

The Native Northwest prior to contact with Euro Americans
Early contacts

READING:
“Raven and Gull Myth;” “Dividing a Beached Whale;” “Clatsop Potlatch;” and “First Ship Seen by the Clatsop,” in Franz Boas, Chinook Texts, U.S. Bureau of Ethnology Bulletin No. 20 (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1894), 88-91, 259-263, 275-278 (CLASS READER)
“Journal of Fray Juan Crespi” in Donald C. Cutter and George Griffin Butler, eds., The California Coast: A Bilingual Edition of Documents from the Sutro Collection (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969), 225-41, 255-59 (CLASS READER)



MONDAY, JULY 25

Second Paper details. Due on August 1.

Disease and empires

READING:
George Vancouver, A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World (London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798), 220-289 (CLASS READER)
José Mariano Moziño, in Iris H. Wilson Engstrand , ed., Noticias de Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1970) (CLASS READER)



TUESDAY, JULY 26

The fur trade, global capitalism, and the mixed world

READING:
George Simpson, Remarks Connected with the Fur Trade, &c. in the course of a Voyage from York Factory Hudson's Bay to Fort George Columbia River and Back to York Factory, 1824/25
(CLASS READER)



WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

American boosterism and settlement
LAST DAY TO TURN IN FIRST PAPER

READING:
James Swan, The Northwest Coast, 33-67, 143-150, 292-305 (CLASS READER)



THURSDAY, JULY 28

Making new lines on the land: New political and social boundaries
Settlers and the “mixed world”

READING:  Treaty of Medicine Creek, 1854. 
Alexandra Harmon, “Lines in Sand: Shifting Boundaries between Indians and Non-Indians in the Puget Sound Region,” Western Historical Quarterly 26 (1995), 429-453 (CLASS READER)
Jay Miller, ed., Mourning Dove: A Salishan Autobiography (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990), 3-69


FRIDAY, JULY 29

Developing a timber and salmon economy

READING:
Mourning Dove, 99-156



MONDAY, AUGUST 1

Reservations and railroads
SECOND PAPER DUE

READING:
Mourning Dove, 167-187
H.H. (Helen Hunt Jackson), “Puget Sound,” Atlantic Monthly 51 (February 1883), 218-231. (CLASS READER)



TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

Anti-Chinese riots 

READING:
Excerpts, Report of the Governor of Washington Territory to the Secretary of the Interior, 1886 (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1886) (CLASS READER)
“In the matter of the application of Fong Wong for admission to the United States as a returning native born citizen, 1905-1909,” in Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files, c.1882-1920, National Archives and Records Administration, Seattle (CLASS READER)


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

The Progressive-era Northwest      

             

Posting signs to promote woman suffrage, Washington Equal Suffrage Association, Seattle, 1910 (University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, A. Curtis 19943)

READING:
Abigail Scott Duniway, Pathbreaking: An Autobiographical Account of the Equal Suffrage Movement in Pacific Coast States (Portland: James, Kearns, and Abbott, 1914) (CLASS READER)



THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

Reshaping cities

Olmsted Park map

READING:
Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle: 1901) (CLASS READER)



FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Review for Midterm Exam

Link to Anna Louise Strong and Seattle General Strike video

Wobblies and World War I

READING:
Anna Louise Strong, I Change Worlds: The Remaking of an American (Garden City, N.Y.:Garden City, 1937), 56-85 (ELECTRONIC RESERVE)

Horace Cayton, Long Old Road (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1970 [1964]), 1-40, 99-118 (CLASS READER)



MONDAY, AUGUST 8

Paper 3 Details. Due on August 19

Race relations, Depression and New Deal

READING:
Monica Sone, Nisei Daughter (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1979), 1-86, 109-124.



TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

World War II and the transformation of the Northwest

Camp Harmony Exhibit

READING:
Monica Sone, Nisei Daughter (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1979), 125-238.
“Investigation of Congested Areas,” Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Naval Affairs, House of Representatives, Part 6: Puget Sound, Washington Area, October 1943.  (CLASS READER)



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

Postwar world
MIDTERM EXAM



THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Cold War, Red Scares, economy and society  

READING:
Richard Kirkendall, “The Boeing Company and the Military-Metropolitan-Industrial Complex, 1945-1953,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 85 (1994), 135-147 (CLASS READER)
Excerpts, Washington State Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities (Olympia, 1948), First Report and Second Report (CLASS READER)
“Report on the Negro in Portland: A Progress Report, 1947-1957” Available online at
http://www.ccrh.org/comm/slough/primary/progressrpt.htm

Epitomizing the Northwest's connection with the Cold War: Protype XB-52 of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1960s (University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW 10702



FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

Postwar prosperity, suburbanization, immigration

READING:
Jonathan Raban, Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America (New York: Edward Burlingame Books, 1991), 239-316 (ELECTRONIC RESERVE)



MONDAY, AUGUST 15

Environmentalism and civil rights

READING:
Robert Sullivan, A Whale Hunt: How a Native American Village Did What No One Thought It Could (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000), 1-142.
Listen to online interviews with civil rights activists in Seattle


Stokely Carmichael's speech at Garfield High School, Seattle, April 1967



TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

Struggle for fishing rights and backlash

READING:
Whale Hunt, 143-278.



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

The new Northwest? Regional identity at the end of the 20th century

READING:
Richard White, The Organic Machine (New York: Hill and Wang, 1995)


THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

TBA



FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Conclusion
FINAL PAPER DUE