History 1302 (1877-Present) Handout
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As the Century Turns - A Docudrama (1900-1914)
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History 1302 Handout by the Course Outline
Introduction: Dallas and Texas in the Late 19th Century
The South after Reconstruction
Foreign Policy and Patriotism in the Late 19th Century
Popular Late 19th Century Music
Late 19th Century Politics
History 1302 Handout, Part 2 - The 20th Century
Part 1: Introduction,
Overview of Dallas and Texas in
the late 19th century
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Resources: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown
Oh, give me a home
Oh, give me a land
Oh, air is so pure,
Oh, often at night
Resource: Folk Song USA, collected, adapted and arranged by John A. and Alan Lomax
(I Am a Poor Cowboy)
Yo soy un pobre vaquero
I am a poor cowhand
Shepherd, shepherd, Ask the boss for grain,
-from Traditional Mexican Songs
How happy am I on my government claim,
Bow to your partner.
-from Square Dance Party with Don Durlacher
THE RURAL SOUTH
Hush Little Baby // Skip to My Lou
Words of Frederick Douglass
Link to Words and MIDI
This was one of the most popular play-party songs in days gone by, and was known throughout the country. Such songs had a special use in frontier communities where revivalist influences were strong, and dancing was unacceptable and the fiddle was considered the "devil's instrument."
In "Skip to My Lou," all couples join hands, skip left or right singing the chorus; a lone person (male or female) in the center of the ring sings "Lost my partner, what'll I do?" as the group circles, then he or she picks a partner; the person left without a partner goes to the center of the ring as the group sings the chorus, etc.
Lost my partner,
I'll get another one prettier than
you. (repeat three times)
Little red wagon, painted blue.
(repeat three times)
Fly in the sugar-bowl, shoo, shoo
shoo. (three times)
Cows in the cornfield, two by
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou. (three
Skip a little faster, that won't do.
(repeat three times)
"Though slavery was abolished, the wrongs of my people were not ended. Tough they were not slaves, they were not yet quite free. No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling, and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending, and maintaining that liberty. Yet the Negro after his emancipation was precisely in this state of destitution...He was free from the individual master, but the slave of society. He had neither money, property, not friends. He was free from the old plantation, but he had nothing but the dusty road under his feet. He was free from the old quarter that once gave him shelter, but a slave to the rains of summer and the frosts of winter. He was, in a word, literally turned loose, naked, hungry and destitute, to the open sky."
I've Been Working on the Railroad
Dinah won't you blow,
Dinah won't you blow,
Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah,
-from America on the Move: A Treasury of Songs of Travel
The following are excerpts from a folk song about train robber Sam Bass. The reference to Jim Murphy relates a former member of the Bass gang.
Sam Bass was born in Indiana, it
was his native home;
Sam had four companions, each a
bold and daring lad --
Sam had another companion,
called Arkansas for short;
Jim Murphy was arrested and
then released on bail;
Sam met his fate at Round Rock,
July the twenty-first;
Jim Murphy had used Sam's
money and didn't want to pay;
And so he sold out Sam and
Barnes and left their friends to
Jesse James was a man and he
traveled in the land.
It was with his brother Frank that
he robbed the Denver bank.
Jesse James was at home
-from Typical American Boys
The Poetry of "Black Bart"
So blame me not for what I've
I'll start out tomorrow
with another empty sack.
Let come what will, I'll try it on,
The words of this song were written in the summer of 1893 by Katherine Lee Bates after a trip to Pike's Peak. It was first printed in 1895 and soon after set to music. This tune is originally from "Materna" by Samuel A. Ward. Resource: The Golden Book of Favorite Songs
Ever since 1886, when her great torch was lifted into place 305 feet above Bedloe's (now Liberty) Island, the statue has symbolized America for millions of eager newcomers. The statue was the work of Alsatian sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and was intended to commemorate both a century of amity between France and the United States and the concept of political freedom shared by the two nations. The book that Liberty holds in her left hand symbolizes the Declaration of Independence. The main figure is attached to an iron framework designed by Gustave Eiffel, builder of France's Eiffel Tower. The statue was paid for by French contributors; American schoolchildren participated in a nationwide drive to raise funds for the pedestal. On a tablet within are inscribed the last five lines of a sonnet, "The New Colossus," by Emma Lazarus, herself an immigrant:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Hawaiian Islands - "Aloha Oe"
Farewell to thee, farewell to thee,
"Carve That Possum"
Although minstrel music is usually
associated with the antebellum "black face,"
after the Civil War, African-American entertainers
like Sam Lucas became more frequent. This is
one of his songs...
Carried him home and dressed
Possum meat am good to eat,
Some eat early and some eat
- sung by Uncle Dave Macon and his Fruit Jar Drinkers (1927) from Going Down the Valley: Vocal and Instrumental Styles in Folk Music from the South album
Sweet Adeline, my Adeline,
-Richard Gerard/Harry Armstrong
Quotes from Emma Goldman, Anarchist:
"...ask for work. If they do not give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you bread, then take bread."
"...the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves."
"Crime is only misdirected energy."
"Laziness results from special privileges."
"...no real social change has ever come about without a revolution."
-from Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman