Issues in Modern America
LAS 301-01 Spring 2002
Jeff Gundy

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.

Dynamic 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.

Archer Audio Archives--MLK speeches on audio

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.

A 1995 Interview with Michael Moore

Michael Moore, the Left, and Intellectuals Opinion piece on Moore's criticism of the intellectual left for abandoning the working class.

Brief account of the Haymarket Riot

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.

1999 U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics on unions

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.

Part of the Rodney King video from Court TV

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 stations