Issues in Modern America
LAS 301-01 Spring 2002
Welcome to the home page for this section of Issues in Modern America. This page now mainly contains links to sites that you may find useful, informative, and/or just fun in learning more about American history and culture since the middle of this century. As the term proceeds it will be updated regularly to include links and information contributed by students in the course.
Some good general-purpose research links:
General Sources A list I've accumulated of on-line newspapers and magazines.
American Studies Web A good starting point for all sorts of research.
American Studies Crossroads Project Georgetown U. site with links to lots of useful resources.
History Course Links--An Electronic Anthology Links to lots of history-related sites.
Syllabi in American Studies Syllabi and materials for American Studies
courses taught at Georgetown U.
More specialized links:
Malcolm X links Pictures, information and quotes concerning and by Malcolm X.
Excerpts from Malcolm X speeches From the WebCorp audio archives.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project Many primary and secondary documents by and about MLK.
Historical Text Archive Primary texts from all over the world, including many from U. S. history.
Grover Furr's Vietnam War Page Excellent material and many links to other Vietnam-related sites.
Vietnam War Internet Project Collects a large amount of material--texts, photos, maps, oral histories, etc.
Popular Culture in the 1960s Syllabus, material and links for another American Studies course.
Michael Moore home page Site with lots of material by the creator of Roger and Me.
Michael Moore, the Left, and Intellectuals Opinion piece on Moore's criticism of the intellectual left for abandoning the working class.
The Great Flint Sitdown Photos and some text describing the Flint strike of 1936-37.
A Short History of American Labor From a union site.
History of Labor Unions From an education site.
Government-Granted Coercive Power: How Big Labor Blocks the Freedom Agenda Anti-Union Speech by Reed Larson, Hillsdale College, 1999
We'll Close! Analysis of threats of plant closings.
AFL-CIO home page Home page for the largest U.S. labor union.
Farm Union Takes Aim at a Big Pickle Maker Story from N.Y. Times about FLOC, led by BC graduate Baldemar Velasquez
Another October Surprise Review of recent biography of Richard Nixon from The Nation
The Lost 45s Site featuring
singles from the 60s, 70s, and 80s that are seldom played even on oldies