intellectual analysis of history


Bob Dylan, Chronicle, Vol 1

David Hollinger, Charles Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition, Vol II, 1870-Present

Allen Ginsberg, Howl For Carl Solomon

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Week One:

Ideas Matter: Introduction to the Discipline of Intellectual History.
Reading: Chomsky, “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” pp 501-509; [F.J. Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History, pp. 61-68; Frederick Douglass, ; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “The Solitude of Self,” pp. 55-59.

Week Two
Man, God, and Science
Reading: Asa Grey, “Review of Origin of the Species,” pp. 6-12;
Briggs, “Selection From Biblical Study,” pp. 37-42;
William James, “The Will to Believe,” pp. 70-82;
Jane Addams, “The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements,” (126-131);
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “Women & Economics,” pp 96-102.

Week Three:
Reading: William James, “What Pragmatism Means,” pp. 161-171;
Woodrow Wilson, “The Ideals of America,” pp. 147-154;
Thorstein Veblen, Selection from “The Theory of the Leisure Class,” pp. 132-146;
John Dewey, “Philosophy and Democracy,” pp.208-216;
Oliver Wendell Holmes, “Natural Law,” 204-207.

Week 4:
The Culture Concept
Reading: WEB Dubois, “From Souls of Black Folk,” pp. 155-160;
Margaret Mead, Selection From “Coming of Age in Samoa,” pp. 217-223;
Randolph Bourne, “Trans-National America,” pp. 177-187;
Walter Lippmann, “Selection From Drift and Mastery,” pp. 173-176.

only use the required readings as sources.

try to paraphrase as least as possible, quote the readings instead.

each essay should be 4 pages in length.

don’t forget to bold the thesis statement.