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.

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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February 7, 2017. The Civil War in the West  Documents on the Sand Creek Massacre Khomina, Anna, “The Homestead Act of 1862: Dreams and Realities” Stern, Alexandra E., “War is Cruelty: The Civil War Lessons of the Dakota War of 1862” Billy J. Stratton, “Stories of Native Presence & Survivance in Commemoration of the 151st… MORE

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Be prepared to discuss both of our readings at length along with John Ford’s The Searchers in class on Thursday, February 9, 2017. February 7, 2017. Jumpin’ Jim Crow & Zip Coon in Blackface America Bean, Annemarie, James V. Hatch, and Brooks McNamara, ed.  Inside the Minstrel Mask, Readings in Nineteenth-Century Blackface Minstrelsy (Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University… MORE

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