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ERIC Number: EJ824450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
"Red, White, and Black" in the Motor City: Teaching the Early American Survey at a Comprehensive Metro Detroit Community College
Friedman, Hal M.
History Teacher, v35 n1 p49-60 Nov 2001
This article is an exploration of how the new early American cultural history can be employed in the first half of the standard American history survey. The author discovered that the New Cultural History can be an outstanding tool by which to introduce a highly culturally diverse student population to the multiracial, multicultural, and multiethnic origins of the United States. The author also discovered that this is one way to link the issues of the Colonial and Early National past with the issues of the late 20th and early 21st centuries in a manner which is more familiar to the students. The locus of the experiment is Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) which is located in a highly urbanized area, Dearborn, Michigan, and is therefore a crossroads of sorts between several major universities, archives, and museums. The course objectives, reading assignments, and daily class schedule for the American History I course are presented. (Contains 9 notes.)
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan