I have assembled in this booklet instructional aids which
will help enhance your understanding of the lectures and readings
for this course, United
States History, 1775-2000,
or which explain and clarify the organization and requirements
of the course. These aids include vignettes which are
usually statements by important historical figures or commentary
by observers of critical events and episodes in the history
of African American people in the United States, statistical
tables and information sheets.
Also included are lists of weekly terms introduced and emphasized
during the lectures or discussed in the assigned readings.
These terms reflect some critical event or development for
a particular period of United States History or refer to a
concept which will help you better understand the historical
process. Since I will randomly choose some of the terms
for your midterm and final exams you should learn the definition
and historical significance of each of them. Those terms
not specifically discussed in class will be explained in your
textbooks or the manual so it is particularly important that
you do all of the assigned reading. All of the instructional
materials are arranged in the approximate order in which they
will be discussed during the quarter.
One final note: you should view the materials in this manual
not simply as additional information you will have to learn
for the exams but as data that will help you better comprehend
and assimilate the varied issues addressed in the lectures
and textbook reading assignments. If you have any questions
about any of the information presented in this manual please
contact me during my office hours which are listed on your
My office is Smith 316-A and my office phone number is (206)
543-5698. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
My office hours for Winter 2003 are 10:30-11:30 MTuWTh.
The teaching assistants for this class are Mr. Brian Barnes
email@example.com, Mr. Fred Brown
firstname.lastname@example.org, and Mr. Joseph Wycoff
email@example.com. They will provide you
with their office hours and office phone numbers.