Assignments 10.2


10.2   C 55 mins.

Civil War and Reconstruction

10.3    D 55 mins.  

Reconstruction and the Negro Problem

Mississippi Black Codes

HW: Frederick Douglass, Lessons of the Hour

10.4    A 55 mins.

The “Negro Problem”

HW: Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery, Chapter III, “The Struggle for an Education”

Booker T. Washington, “The Atlanta Exposition Address”

Please blog a response to the Washington readings.

10.9    C 55 mins.

Booker T. Washington and His Critics

HW: Robert J. Norrell, Understanding the Wizard of Tuskegee

W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others

10.11    D 55 mins.

A Governor Bitterly Opposes Negro Education

HW: W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, “The Forethought” and Chapter I, “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”

10.12    A 55 mins.

The Nadir

HW: Based on the assessments of DuBois and Norrell, what is your judgement about the wisdom of Washington's program? Then, in a close reading of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition address, analyze the strategies he uses in conveying his vision of a New South. Consider the tone of his speech and his use of narrative, figurative language, imagery, and diction. To what extent does a close reading of the speech reveal the strengths or weaknesses of his program?

2-3 pages, double-spaced. Due Wednesday at 8:15am.