Thursday, October 29, 2009

Buffy Saint Marie Link

As a follow-up to Thursday's discussion, here's a link to the song, "Now that the Buffalo's Gone" which responds to the phenomenon of white people "adopting" and claiming Native culture.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finding A Group: Open Thread

Here's how it goes: for the third and final essay, you'll be doing research to find primary documents (i.e. images, reviews, letters, laws) that help shed light on a text from our class.

In the comments, mention a text you're interested in working on and give a couple sentences expalining why. If you find one that's listed that you're interested in, let them know.

Once you have four people, you're a complete group. ONLY ONE GROUP CAN WORK ON EACH TEXT. So, post early to get your topic! You can, however, start a second group for a different text by the same author.

If you want to choose something from our anthology but that we haven't discussed and/or isn't on the syllabus, you'll want to make a case to your classmates about why they should join you.

You'll be working together to put together your essay and a short presentation, so exchange information once your group is complete.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Link for Slave Narratives

Here's a link that takes you to some web pages that have written versions of the WPA slave narratives I referred to in class. I'll keep looking into if there are audio available. This is something you might choose to use for your third research-based issue, if you choose Douglass or a related author.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Choose FIVE (5) vocabulary words from the readings from the class so far. Give us the sentence and page number they come from. Then state their meaning in the context of the sentence and what they tell us about it. Don't just post the dictionairy definition.