Assignment for December 12

Tuesday, December 12 – PAPER DUE

Write a 3,000-word essay (5,000-word article for 4 hours credit) documenting the process and outcome of your research project. Connect your insights to the assigned readings and to your colleagues’ presentations wherever possible. Support your narrative/argument with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style. Give your polished paper an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for December 5, 7

Tuesday, December 5 – PRESENTATIONS

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings. Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course. Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length. Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (14 copies) bearing your name and project title.

Thursday, December 7 – NO CLASS MEETING

Continue work on your research project.

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Assignments for November 28, 30

Tuesday, November 28 – PRESENTATIONS

Thursday, November 30 – PRESENTATIONS

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings. Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course. Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length. Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (14 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignments for November 14, 16

Tuesday, November 14 –

Read pages 167-211 of American Fascists; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

God: The Commercial

Apocalyptic Violence

Read “Dominionism Rising: A Theocratic Movement Hiding in Plain Sight” by Frederick Clarkson; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Frederick Clarkson, “Dominionism Rising”

Thursday, November 16 – REPORT DUE

Write a 500-word essay recounting the progress of your research project since submitting the proposal. Speculate on the organization of your final paper, being as specific as possible. Append an annotated bibliography of sources you have consulted, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style. Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for November 7, 9

Tuesday, November 7 –

Read pages 53-115 of American Fascists; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Conversion

The Cult of Masculinity

Persecution

Thursday, November 9 –

Read pages 116-166 of American Fascists; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

The War on Truth

The New Class

The Crusade

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Assignments for October 31, November 2

Tuesday, October 31 –

Preview American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

Read the complete version of the Umberto Eco essay, which is excerpted as “Eternal Fascism” in the front matter of American Fascists; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Umberto Eco, “Ur-Fascism”

Thursday, November 2 –

Read pages 1-52 of American Fascists; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Faith

The Culture of Despair

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Assignments for October 24, 26

Tuesday, October 24 –

Read pages 135-144 of Hunt the Devil; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Conclusion

Review Hunt the Devil; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand fascism, including several key passages you found interesting.

Thursday, October 26 – PROPOSAL DUE

Write a 500-word essay detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project. Illustrate your exposition with specific references to the assigned readings and to your research sources. Append a preliminary bibliography of relevant books, articles, and websites, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style. Give your polished proposal an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for October 17, 19

Tuesday, October 17 –

Read pages 49-90 of Hunt the Devil; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Indians

Dictators

Thursday, October 19 –

Read pages 91-133 of Hunt the Devil; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Reds

Tricksters

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Assignments for October 10, 12

Tuesday, October 10 –

Review Hitler’s American Model; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand fascism, including several key passages you found interesting.

Preview Hunt the Devil (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

Read pages 1-11 of Hunt the Devil; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Introduction

Thursday, October 12 –

Read pages 12-48 of Hunt the Devil; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Evildoers

Witches

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Assignments for October 3, 5

Tuesday, October 3 –

Read pages 73-131 of Hitler’s American Model; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Protecting Nazi Blood and Nazi Honor

Thursday, October 5 –

Read pages 132-161 of Hitler’s American Model; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Conclusion: America through Nazi Eyes

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