Rhae Lynn Barnes

About Rhae Lynn

Dr. Rhae Lynn Barnes is a member of the Society of Fellows at USC and Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton (beginning 2018). She earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University and B.A. at U.C. Berkeley. She is the co-founder of U.S. History Scene.

February 21, 2017.  Labor, Landscapes, Preservation, and Destruction *Jacoby, Karl, “Ken Burns Gone Wild: Naturalizing the Nation in The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” The Public Historian2 (2011): 19-23 MacLean, Eliza, “The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go: John Muir’s Reformation of the American Natural World” February 23, 2017. No Class. This is a… MORE

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February 21, 2017. Abolition & The Road to Civil War You do not have readings for our lecture on abolition popular culture Tuesday, but you do need to watch one of the two films below. We will discuss them and your weekly assignment at the beginning of class. John Frankenheimer, The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Don… MORE

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Required Reading: February 14, 2017. Baseball Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. 1989; Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. [Note: We will discuss the book during our Thursday class 2/16]. February 16, 2017. Days of Rest: Holidays, Nature, & Leisure Gold McBride, Sarah, “Power Is On the Side of the Beard: Masculinity and Facial Hair… MORE

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February 14, 2017. Plains Warfare, Indian Reservations, and Boarding Schools *Turner, Frederick Jackson, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History” (1893) Dawes Act (1887) Luther Standing Bear on his experiences at Carlisle Indian School, 1933 Rules for Indian Schools, 1890 Stern, Alexandra E. “Reconstructing Approaches to America’s Indian Problem: Indian Policy in the Late… MORE

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