The fallowing audio clip is Uncle Ken's Syllabus, as he explains it.
After Civil War
The Jim Crow laws were not named for a person but rather for a character from a minstrel show (a traveling show, where almost all of the performers are in "blackface") called Jump Jim Crow.
The lyrics and music can be found by clicking this link ->Jump Jim Crow.
Mark Weems performs the song in this link -> Mark Weems JJC.
Due to the fact that "blackface" is now seen as an archaic and racist art form it's difficult to find a performer willing to sing Jump Jim Crow in "blackface." All performance styles eventually fall into disfavor for one reason or other I'm sure that given a few more decades we'll start to hear people refer to "blackface" as classical or traditional. Though, I'm not holding my breath.
I found a rather interesting museum in Grand Rapids Michigan, The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, hosted by the Ferris State University. Here is the link -> Jim Crow Museum
Uncle Ken mentioned the Homestead Strike in class but didn't say much about it. Here is some more information on the Homestead Strike -> Homestead Strike.
Here is some more information on the fraternal society Tammany Hall -> Tammany Hall, and it's most well known leader Boss Tweed -> Boss Tweed.
Thomas Nast was a political cartoonist and samples of his work related to Boss Tweed can be found in this link ->Thomas Nast-ie Cartoons.
I was having issues understanding the the Legal, Illegel, Honest and Dishonest "Grafts" I found this link helpful -> Grafts.
Here is a link to the "Cross of Gold" Speech full text with an Audio component. -> Cross of Gold
Tonight was the review for test one, here is my modified review ->First Review. There are some misspellings and such that I corrected as well as added some notes that were not part of the review to begin with. I would like to set up a study group for next Wednesday around 3ish, I'll send out some emails about it.
I haven't uploaded the lectures because I wanted to break them up into smaller sections. I'm not going to be doing that anymore however and from now on the lectures will be up the night they are given.
Here are the notes from the Populist Lecture ->Populist Lecture Notes
And the populist lecture itself. If you want to download the lecture to put on your ipod or MP3 player right click on the download link and select save link.
Here is the rest of the lecture from that night on WWI, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression
Here's a Documentary on the Roaring Twenties and the beginning of the Great Depression:
Something to Think About
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Both wives lost a child while living in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both Presidents were shot in the head. Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy. Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln. A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe,Maryland. A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe. Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater. Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford." Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford." Both were assassinated by Southerners. Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908. John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939. Both assassins were known by their three names. Both names are composed of fifteen letters. Both Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials. Small world huh?
Here is the first half of the latest lecture.
Here is the last section of the lecture
Here is the study guide for section two -> Section Two Study Guide
Those of you who were in class know the questions that will be omitted, the rest of you must suffer and learn them all!! Mwuhahahahahah!!!
For those of you who have seen Saving Private Ryan and did not understand why saving Private Ryan was so important here is a brief overview of an incident that happened during the war:
As a result the war department changed several policies. Previously they had tried to keep siblings together, to promote a family atmosphere, but now they were splitting them up so they wouldn't be in the same battles and suffer the same fates. Second, if you were one of many siblings in the military, and your parents were still alive, and if your other siblings died, you got a get out of war free card. This was known as the Sole Survivor Policy. The Sullivan boys were not the only brothers lost during the war, several sets of brothers died, leaving no family legacy. However, the Sullivan's were among the most notable and received much publicity. Since the war there have been two destroyers named for the boys, The USS The Sullivans, whose sailing motto is "We stick together." The first of these ships is on permanent display in Buffalo, NY.
Here is the study guide for section three ->Study Guide 3