February 28, 2017. Women’s Rights in the West from Polygamy to The Vote
 Continue reading Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870. Be prepared to discuss it on Thursday, March 2nd in class.
 Check out Reno’s Divorce History website

March 2, 2017. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & The Progressive Era

Gallery of Photographs Related to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Fire, and Refugee Camps

Multimedia for Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s House Full of Females


Multimedia for John Muir, The San Francisco Earthquake, and the Hetch Hetchy Disaster 

How San Francisco’s Chinatown Emerged from the 1906 Earthquake and Thrived

Los Angeles and the Fight for Valley Water 

How the West Was Watered 

Weekly Assignment 

  1. Submit 1-3 questions below that you would like to discuss Thursday after reading Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s A House Full of Females.
  2. Work on your research proposal due Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5 P.M.
Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

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