Political Science 110EB: American Political Thought from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era

Professor Gómez
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00-3:00, SSB 467
Grader: Kyle Haines, kyhaines@ucsd.edu
Officer hours: SSB 349, W (5/3) 1:00-3:00

Essay 1 prompts (DUE 5/3)
Essay 2 prompts (DUE 5/31)

Lecture Slides
01 Introduction & Seneca Falls Conference (4/3)
02 Calhoun, Douglass, & Lincoln (4/5)
03 Lincoln & Stephens (4/10)
04 Bryan (4/12)
05 Roosevelt & Debs (4/19)
06 Lippmann (4/24)
07 Lippmann & Dewey (4/26)
08 DuBois (5/1)
09 Du Bois (5/3)
10 Malcolm X (5/8)
Optional reading: Look magazine interview with Emmett Till’s murderers ; Subsequent letters to the editor of Look
11 Malcolm X (5/10)
12 King (5/15)
Optional reading: Alison Calhoun-Brown, “Upon This Rock: The Black Church, Nonviolence, and the Civil Rights Movement”
Optional reading: “Segregation Today, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever”: Gov. George C. Wallace, 1963 Inaugural Speech
13 Friedan (5/17)
14 Friedan (5/22)
15 Friedan (5/24)
16 Millet, Firestone & Morrison (5/29)
17 Wilson, Kennan, & Niebuhr (5/31)
18 Niebuhr; Goldwater (6/5)
19 Buckley (6/7)

Seneca Falls Conference: Declaration of Sentiments (1848)

John C. Calhoun – “Slavery a Positive Good”
Frederick Douglass – “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
Abraham Lincoln – First Inaugural address

Alexander Stephens – Cornerstone Speech
Abraham Lincoln – Gettysburg Address; Second Inaugural Address; Letter to Thurlow Weed

William Jennings Bryan – Cross of Gold Speech; Undelivered Closing Remarks at Scopes Trial

Theodore Roosevelt – Confession of Faith Theodore Roosevelt – New Nationalism Speech; Eugene V. Debs – The Federal Government and the Pullman Strike; Statement to the Court Upon Being Convicted of Violating the Sedition Act

John Dewey readings

Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream” speech (video); Letter From Birmingham Jail
Statement by Alabama Clergymen (the statement that prompted King’s letter)

Kate Millet, “Theory of Sexual Politics”; Shulamith Firestone, “The Dialectic of Sex”; Toni Morrison, “What the Black Woman Thinks About Women’s Lib”

Woodrow Wilson – Declaration of War Speech (1917)
X (George F. Kennan) – “The Sources of Soviet Conduct” (1947)

Barry Goldwater’s Speech accepting the nomination of the Republican Party at the 1964 Republican National Convention

William F. Buckley Publishers Statement (1955), Today We Are Educated Men (1950), The Party and the Deep Blue Sea (1952), McCarthy and His Enemies (New Introduction) (1954), The Liberal Mind (1955),Why The South Must Prevail (1957), Distinguamus (1960), The New Conservatism (1969)

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