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Alan Tully, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Norman D. Brown

Professor Emeritus Ph.D., 1963, University of North Carolina

Professor Emeritus; Barbara White Stuart Centennial Professor in Texas History

Contact

  • Campus Mail Code: B7000

Biography

Research interests

He is now at work on a volume of Texas politics which will cover the period 1929-1938.

Courses taught

U.S., U.S. South, Texas

HIS 315K • United States, 1492-1865

39335 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 930-1100 UTC 3.112
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History 315K (40855)                                                               Dr. Norman Brown
United States, 1492-1865                                                        GAR 1.112   Phone 475-7216
Spring 2010 UTC 3.112                                                            Office Hrs: T Th 2:00-2:45 p.m.


Texts
Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, and Jean R. Soderlund, American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume I, Fourth Edition (Thomas-Wadsworth), cited below as AGOS, AP
Alfred F. Young, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party (Beacon Press)
Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (Random House-Vintage)
Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (Simon and Schuster)
Timothy J. Henderson, A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and its War with the United States (Hill and Wang)
Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels, (Ballantine)

Lecture Schedule                                                                  Textbook Assignment
Introduction to the Course                        
France and England in North America (2)                                 AGOS, AP, pp. 2-121 (76-78, 108-114)
To Lexington: The Coming of the American Revolution (2)         AGOS, AP, pp. 122-139;Young
Rebels and Redcoats (3)                                                         AGOS, AP, pp. 140-159; Schama
The Grand Convention (2)                                                      AGOS, AP, pp. 160-189

First Examination (February 23)


The Federalist Era (4)                                                            AGOS, AP, pp. 190-217; Ellis
Jefferson in Power (3)                                                           AGOS, AP, pp. 218-237; Ambrose
A Nation on Trial: America and                                               AGOS, AP, pp. 237-249
    The Coming of the War of 1812
The Awakening of American Nationalism                                 AGOS, AP, pp. 250-273

Second Examination (April 6)

The Age of Jackson (3)                                                         AGOS, AP, pp. 273-335; Henderson
Slavery and Politics, 1846-1860 (3)                                       AGOS, AP, pp. 336-393
The Civil War (3)                                                                 AGOS, AP, pp. 394-448; Shaara

Third Examination (May – during finals)

Examination Policy
There will be three ID/essay examinations, each counting 1/3 of the course grade. The exams will be one hour and fifteen minutes each. The only acceptable excuse for missing an exam is illness or some other non-academic imperative reason. You must verify your absence to the instructor’s satisfaction or a zero will be recorded for the missing exam. Exams in other classes in the same week/day will not be considered as an acceptable excuse. Students with an approved absence will normally be expected to take a makeup exam before the instructor turns in the course grade sheet. An incomplete (X) in the course will be given only rarely, and for a non-academic imperative reason.

Grade Scale
A: 90-100    B: 80-89    C: 70-79    D: 60-69    F: 0-59

HIS 345M • The South Since 1865

39590 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 3.110
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HIS 345 (41145)                                                                   Dr. Norman Brown
The South Since 1865                                                           GAR 1.112, Phone 475-7216
Spring 2010, UTC 3.110                                                        Office Hours: TTh 2:00-2:45 pm.


Texts
John B. Boles, The South Through Time: A History of an American Region Vol. II, Third Edition (Pearson Prentice Hall). Cited below as Boles, STT
Steven Hahn, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (Harvard)
Glenn W. LaFantasie, Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates (Oxford)
Gregg Cantrell, Feeding the Wolf: John B. Rayner and the Politics of Race, 1850-1918 (Harlan Davidson)
John David Smith (ed.), When Did Southern Segregation Begin? (Bedford/St. Martin)
John M. Barry, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone)
Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic:  Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War (Vintage-Random House)

Lecture Schedule                                                           Reading Assignment

Introduction to the Course                                               Boles, STT, pp. 399-417
Lincoln, Johnson, Reconstruction (3)                                 Hahn
                                                                                     Boles, STT, pp. 373-385
Radical Reconstruction and Its Undoing (4)                       Boles, STT, pp. 386-398
Bourbon Democracy (2)                                                  LaFantasie

First Examination (February 23)

The New South Creed and the Lost Cause (3)                     Boles, STT, pp. 418-429, 451-457
Populist Vanguard: The Southern Farmers Alliance              Cantrell
Southern Populism (2)                                                     Boles, STT, pp. 429-438
Black Disfranchisement (2)                                               Smith
                                                                                      Boles, STT, pp. 466-472
Progressivism – For Whites Only                        

Second Examination (April 6)


Dixie Demagogues                                                            Barry
Huey Long: The Louisiana Kingfish                                     Boles, STT, pp. 492-496
FDR and the New Deal Tradition in the South (2)                 Boles, STT, pp. 457-466, 477-491,
The Civil Rights Movement (3)                                           497-536
The Second Reconstruction (2)                                          Horwitz
                                                                                       Boles, STT, pp. 472-476, 537-609
Third Examination (May – During Finals)

Examination Policy: There will be three ID/essay examinations, each counting 1/3 of the course grade. The exams will be one hour and 15 minutes each. There is no “final” exam. The only acceptable excuse for missing an exam is illness or other non-academic imperative reason. You must be able to verify your absence to the instructor’s satisfaction or a zero will be recorded for the missing exam. Exams in other classes on the same day or in the same week will not be considered an acceptable excuse. Students with an approved absence will normally be expected to take a makeup before the instructor turns in the grade sheet. An incomplete (X) in the course will be given only rarely and for the most compelling non-academic reason.

Grade Scale: A: 90-100    B: 80-89    C: 70-79    D: 60-69    F: 0-59

HIS 320P • Texas, 1845-1914

39850 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 3.112
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Dr. Norman Brown, Office: GAR 1.112, Office Hrs: TTh 1:45-2:45
Phone: (512) 475-7216                                                           
Fall 2009,  UTC 3.112 
                                                                        
                                                                           
Textbook (Paperback)
Ben Proctor and Archie P. McDonald, (eds.), The Texas Heritage, Fourth Edition (Harlan Davidson) Cited below as P&M with page numbers

Additional Texts (Paperbacks)

Gregg Cantrell, Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas (Yale University Press)

Randolph G. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865 (Louisiana State University Press)

Barry A. Crouch, The Freedman’s Bureau and Black Texans (University of Texas Press)

Elmer Kelton, The Wolf and the Buffalo (Texas Christian University Press) – A Novel

Eric Larson, Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Storm in History (Vintage)

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith, Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist’s Life in Politics (Oxford University Press)

Lectures                                                                      Text Assignments
Introduction to the Course                   
The Texas Revolution (3 Lectures)                                 P&M, pp. 1-84, Cantrell
The Texas Republic and the Diplomacy           
    Of Annexation (2 Lectures)                                       P&M, pp. 87-103, Campbell
To the Halls of Montezuma: The Mexican War       
    And Its Legacy (2 Lectures)
Sam and Anti-Sam: The Texas Politics, 1836-1861
    (2 Lectures)

First Examination, October 1

Confederate Texas (2 Lectures)                                     P&M, pp. 105-118
Presidential Reconstruction (2 Lectures)
Radical Reconstruction in Texas and Its Undoing             Crouch
The Road to Spindletop: Economic Development
    In Gilded Age Texas (2 Lectures)                               P&M, pp. 121-139, 271-307
Populist Vanguard: The Southern Farmers’
    Alliance                                                                   Kelton

Second Examination, November 3

Southern Populism (2 Lectures)
Texas Governors Who Wore Gray / The
    Confederate Tradition (“Old Order”)
    At the University of Texas (2 Lectures)                     Larson
Progressivism in Texas                                                P&M, pp. 141-269, 321-347,
                                                                                McArthur
The Era of “Farmer Jim”
Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas
    Politics, 1921-1928 (2 Lectures)

Third Examination, December 10, 2:00-3:15pm

Examination Policy

There will be three ID/essay examinations, each counting 1/3 of the course grade. The exams will be one hour and fifteen minutes each. The only acceptable excuse for missing an exam is illness or some other non-academic imperative reason. You must verify your absence to the instructor’s satisfaction or a zero will be recorded for the missing exam. Exam in other classes in the same week/day will not be considered as an acceptable excuse. Students with an approved absence will normally be expected to take a makeup exam before the instructor turns in the course grade sheet. An incomplete (X) in the course will be given only rarely, and for a non-academic imperative reason.

Grade Scale:   A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59

Note: Four Copies of Proctor and McDonald, The Texas Heritage Fourth Edition have been placed on two-hour reserve in PCL. For those students who wish to consult a more detailed textbook, four copies of Robert Calvert, Arnoldo DeLeon, and Gregg Cantrell, The History of Texas Fourth Edition (Harlan-Davidson) have been placed on two-hour reserve and a limited number of these copiers are for sale in the University Coop textbook department. Paperback copies of Stephen Harrigan’s acclaimed novel, The Gates of the Alamo (Putnam-Penguin), an optional text, are also available at the Coop.

HIS 336L • The Old South

39920 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 930-1100 UTC 3.134
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Dr. Norman D. Brown
Office: GAR 1.112,
Hours: TTh 1:45-2:45 pm
UTC 3.134

The Old South

Texts:
J. William Harris, The Making of the American South: A Short History, 1500-1877 (Blackwell)
Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America (Harvard)
Jack N. Rakove, James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic, Third Ed. (Pearson Longman)
Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family (Ballantine)
Walter Johnson, Soul by Soul: Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Harvard)
Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography (LSU Press)
James M. McPherson, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (Oxford University Press)

Lecture Schedule                                                                          Reading Assignment
Introduction to the Course                                                            Harris, pp. 3-52; Berlin
Societies of the Colonial South                                                      Harris, pp. 52-71
American Revolution in the South (3)                                            Harris, pp. 71-78; Rakove
Southern Federalists and Republicans                                            Harris, pp. 78-84
Jefferson in Power (3)                                                                  Harris, pp. 84-90
A Nation on Trial: America and the War of 1812                              Harris, pp. 84-90

First Examination (October 1)

A Fire Bell in the Night: The Missouri Controversy                          Harris, pp. 90-94
The Reign of King Andrew (2)                                                      Harris, pp. 144-158
General Features of Southern Agriculture and Society (2)               Harris, pp. 97-153 (Next 7                                                                                                                                  Lectures); Ball, Johnson
The Peculiar Institution                   
Slave Revolts
Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negroes

Second Examination (November 3)

Emancipation and Colonization (2)               
Slavery and Politics, 1846-1860                                                   Harris, pp. 158-175; Muhlenfeld
Secession                                                                                  Harris, pp. 175-183
The Confederacy (2)                                                                   Harris, pp. 184-222; McPherson

Third Examination (December 11, 9:00-10:15am)

Examination Policy: There will be three ID/essay examinations, each counting 1/3 of the course grade. The exams will be one hour and 15 minutes each. The only acceptable excuse for missing an exam is illness or other non-academic imperative reason. You must verify your absence to the instructor’s satisfaction or an F will be recorded for the missing exam. Exams in other classes in the same week/day will not be considered an acceptable excuse. Students with an approved absence will normally be expected to take the makeup exam before the next scheduled exam or, in the case of a third exam, before the instructor turns in the course grade sheet. An incomplete (X) in the course will be given only rarely and for a non-academic imperative reason.

Grade Scale:    A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59

HIS 315K • United States, 1492-1865

84765 • Summer 2009
Meets MTWTHF 1000-1130 GAR 0.102
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Survey of United States history from the colonial period through the Civil War. 

Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

 

 

HIS 315K • United States, 1492-1865

38775 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 930-1100 UTC 3.112
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Survey of United States history from the colonial period through the Civil War. 

Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

 

 

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