American Intellectual History - II

Contextual Review Assignments

The three contextual reviews are due on March 14, April 25, and June 6. Here are specific assignments for each of these reviews for those students who have indicated that they will be taking the course for credit. If you have not received assignments and wish to receive credit for this course, see me for your assignments.

Chen Min
1. William Graham Sumner, "Sociology"
2. Thorstein Veblen, "The Theory of the Leisure Class"
3. Malcolm X, "The Ballot or the Bullet"

Chen Xu
1. Josiah Royce, "The Problem of Job"
2. H. L. Mencken, "The National Letters"
3. Michael Walzer, "What Does It Mean to Be an 'American'?"

Cui Yan
1. William Dean Howells, "Pernicious Fiction"
2. Jane Addams, "The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements"
3. M. L. King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

Ji Xiaodan
1. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Women and Economics"
2. John Dewey, "Philosophy and Democracy"
3. C. Wright Mills, "The Sociological Imagination"

Ma Ying
1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "The Solitude of Self"
2. Margaret Mead, "Coming of Age in Samoa"
3. Hannah Arendt, "Lying in Politics"

Shen Yan Fei
1. William James, "The Will to Believe"
2. Randolph Bourne, "Trans-National America" and "Twilight of Idols"
3. Daniel Bell, "The End of Ideology in the West"

Sun Fei
1. William James, "What Pragmatism Means"
2. Gunnar Myrdal, "An American Dilemma"
3. Samuel Huntington, "The Democratic Distemper"

Yin Yin
1. Charles S. Peirce, "The Fixation of Belief"
2. George Santayana, "The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy"
3. Thomas S. Kuhn, "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"

Yu Lei
1. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., "Natural Law"
2. Betty Friedan, "The Feminine Mystique"
3. Kwame Anthony Appiah, "In My Father's House"