This article provides images and explanation related to the reception many
immigrants in the late 1800s received. It also discusses the idea of “whiteness”
and how that characterization did or did not apply to these immigrants.
This scholarly article looks at the ways that minstrel shows portrayed
African American men and how these portrayals reflected social attitudes related
to race and masculinity in San Francisco in the years after the Civil War. This
is a scholarly secondary source that can be used for the discussion board posts
and for the Final Project. This article can be accessed from the EBSCOhost
database in the Ashford University Library.
This scholarly article provides additional explanation related to the
conflict over race, gender, and ethnicity in the late 180s by focusing on the
streetcars in Philadelphia. This scholarly secondary source can be used as a
source for the discussion boards and for the Final Project. This article can be
accessed from the Project MUSE database in the Ashford University Library.
This film provides elaboration and a visual medium through which students
can find additional information on urban life at the end of the 1800s. It can be
used as a source for the discussion boards and for the Final Project.
This film discusses the challenges faced by former slaves in the years just
after the Civil War as they sought to find freedom. It can be used as a source
for the discussion boards and for the Final Project.
All of your participation in this forum is due before Day 7 of the week.
Students who post early in the week, using this forum to engage their classmates
on a regular basis, tend to do well and get more out of the
Week Five Open Forum
Prepare: Take a few minutes to think
about the material that we’ve covered in this course so
Reflect: Reflect on what you found
interesting, surprising, or confusing in this past week. Did anything that you
learned cause you to understand an issue and event differently? Have you
discovered any habits or tips that help you to complete your course work more
effectively or efficiently?
Write: This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to
explore topics that interest you, share critical insights and questions that you
are working with, share your struggles and triumphs, and discuss difficulties
that may have arisen this week, hopefully finding solutions. Your initial post
should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting further
discussion. You should address at least two of the following
What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this
What insights have you had?
What have you been struggling with?
What questions have come up for you at this point?
Do you have any helpful tips that you’ve picked up in this course or in a
Do you have questions about the assignment that your classmates might be
able to help with? (If you have a question for the instructor, be sure to
contact your instructor through email or in the Ask Your Instructor Forum).
You are required to post at least 100 total words in this forum this week.
You can post one time or ten times, the only requirements are that you post at
least 100 words total and that you engage in conversation related to course
content. Ask questions, answer questions, provide extra resources you found that
are interesting, or engage in a debate about something you learned this week.
The only requirement is that your comments have to relate to the course
Provide a full explanation of the issues that you discuss in your posts. For
example, if you write that you had difficulty finding sources for your Final
Project, explain where in the process of finding sources you had difficulty. Was
it choosing a database to search? Thinking of search terms? Did your search
return too many sources that were not relevant to your topic? Did your search
return too few results?