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A Teaching American History Project of
the Oakland Unified School District
Workshop - January 17, 2002
Westlake Middle School
4 - 6 PM
Basic Information and discussion of student conceptions of democracy and teaching goals
Presentation by Jon Gjerde, Professor of History link
University of California, Berkeley,
"American Democracy, Citizenship, and Belonging"
The speaker has written several books on immigration history including The Minds of the West and Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History. A sample of his course on immigration history can be found at this site The Repeopling of America
Internet resources based on handouts from Jon Gjerde's talk:
Common Sense by Thomas Paine - full text of the work from Bartleby.com.
Thomas Paine - American Writers Series - CSpan
Companion to TV series: includes transcripts, links, video clips and background information on Thomas Paine and several other writers including James Madison & Thomas Jefferson.
Excerpts from the original U.S. naturalization law of March 26, 1790 (1 Stat 103-104) provided the first rules to be followed by all of the United States in the granting of national citizenship. This act established a uniform rule for naturalization by setting the residence requirement at two years. (see also Background History of the United States Naturalization Process).
George Bancroft - The Office of the People in Art , Government and Religion
Text of an Oration Delivered Before the Adelphi Society of Williamstown College, in August 1835.
ThomasNast.com (HarpWeek, LLC)-A web site dedicated to Thomas Nast and his political cartoons that were featured in Harper's Weekly.
Cartoons of Thomas Nast: Reconstruction, Chinese Immigration, Native Americans, Gilded Era
Immigrant and Ethnic America (HarpWeek, LLC)-Includes political cartoons by Thomas Nast and articles that appeared in Harper's Weekly. Topics include: culture; labor; anti-Chinese movement; politics; China and the world; ethnic comparisons; and immigration in different regions of the United States.
Political Cartoons of Thomas Nast - J. Zwick, Syracuse University