“WHEN the dust finally settles and the blood flow is staunched, maps are produced and lines drawn that are viewed as sacred and eternal. Then, the alarm spreads as the movement of people continues. All the while, the plants and animals and the people struggle to persist as the fangs of civilization chew them up.”
~ Charles Bowden, Trinity
LETTER TO INSTRUCTOR model
NATIVE AMERICA and THE FIRST CONTACT
Charles Bowden’s National Geographic article
COLONIAL – ENLIGHTENMENT
Irving’s The Devil and Tom Walker
A Modern Walden – Living in a Van Down by Duke
CIVIL WAR-ERA ~ NATURALISM
Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary
– Bierce’s classic work of American cynicism and unflagging verbal ferocity. Consult this resource for the journaling assignment for extra credit that will be mentioned in class.
FOR HUCKLEBERRY FINN:
Follow this link during your reading of Chapter 5-6:
Follow the above link to the website.
– Observe the photographs.
– There are six oral histories in Quicktime format. Listen to one, and then to another excerpt (Example: “Flour Sack Clothing”) and complete a half-page RRN reaction for them.
– Listen to a second oral history and then another excerpt.
– You will have a total of 2 half-page RRN entry reactions completed.
Tom Joad’s Reply to Francisco d’Aconia
– After reading Francisco’s monologue, write a half-page response in the persona of Tom Joad in your RRN. Would Joad agree with d’Aconia? On what points? On what points might they disagree?