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Editors' Introduction
Gary J. Kornblith & Carol Lasser

U.S. Women Activists
Catherine Badura
Syallbus: 1998, 2000 | Article

The Black Athlete
Amy Bass
Syllabus | Article

Recovering Detroit's Past for History & Theater
Charles Bright

American History Since 1865
A. Glenn Crothers
Syllabus | Article

Intro to American History
John J. Grabowski
Syllabus | Article

American History
Cecilia Aros Hunter & Leslie Gene Hunter
Syllabus | Article

In Search of America's Civil Rights Movement
Alyssa Picard & Joseph J. Gonzalez
Syllabus | Article

Out of Many: Histories of the U.S.
David A. Reichard
Syllabus | Article

Women & Social Movements
Kathryn Kish Sklar
Syllabus | Article

Law & Society in American History
John Wertheimer
Syllabus | Article

Colonial & Revolutionary History of the Southern Tidewater
James P. Whittenburg
Syllabus | Article

American National Character
Michael Zuckerman
Syllabus | Article

American National Character

History 443
Spring 2002

Michael Zuckerman
University of Pennsylvania

Is There Such a Thing?

Samuel Klausner, "A Professor's-Eye View of the Egyptian Academy," Pennsylvania Gazette 84, no. 8 (June, 1985), 27-36
Thomas Cochran, The Puerto Rican Businessman, ch. 4, 6, 8
Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, ch. 1

Surely There Must Be

Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures, ch. 14, 15

A Modern Assessment

Robert Bellah et al., Habits of the Heart

The Classic Study

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, esp. first part, author's introduction and ch. 3-4, 8, 14-16; second part, second and third books

Bellah's Traditions I: Puritanism

Perry Miller, The American Puritans, pp. 1-28. 36-59, 78-84, 89-108, 152-64, 171-82, 225-30, 282-300

Bellah's Traditions II: Republicanism

Merrill Peterson, ed., The Portable Thomas Jefferson, pp. 1-232, 235-41, 251-60, 281-95, 300-2, 316-21, 395-7, 400-11, 415-7, 444-50, 552-60

Bellah's Traditions III: Utilitarian Individualism

Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography, and The Way to Wealth

Bellah's Traditions IV: Expressive Individualism

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855 edition)

Our Town I: The Children

Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities

Our Town II: The Children

Susan and Alan Raymond, I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

Our Town III: Coming of Age

Steve James, Hoop Dreams

Our Town IV: The Hood

Elijah Anderson, Code of the Street

Our Town V: Politics and the Imagination

John Wideman, Philadelphia Fire