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Spring 2006»

Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6pm
CAB 241, first meeting. Miller Center Forum Room thereafter, unless otherwise noted


Kent Germany
Office: Miller Center GO42
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 243-8726
Email: germany@virginia.edu

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Presentation Schedule:

For the research presentations, each student will be given six minutes to present their research to the class. You should introduce your topic, explain the major issues in your research and analysis, and highlight the significant findings of your work. The research presentations will be followed by questions. If you have a title you want to replace the one here, please email me.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 3:30-6:00, at Miller Center

    Gender and Social Change:

    1. Brooks, Lady Bird Johnson: The Unexpected Feminist
    2. Cristol, "Here Is a Man": The Myths of Masculinity and the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson


    Civil Rights and the Local:

    1. Collier, Tired of Waiting: A History and Memory of the Cambridge Civil Rights' Movement
    2. Watson, The Winona Seven: The Mississippi Freedom Movement


    Civil Rights Violence and Law Enforcement:

    1. Guyton, The President and the Director: The Relationship Between LBJ, Hoover, and Civil Rights
    2. Rowan, The Murder of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner



    1. Slater, Ghosts in the Machine: Sound and Society in the Summer of '66



Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 3:30-6:00, at Miller Center


    1. Smith, Two Sides of a Failure: Johnson, Nixon, and the Air War in Vietnam Strategy
    2. Mastin, Retaliation and Escalation in Vietnam
    3. Gorman, The Tonkin Gulf Resolution and the Dilemmas of Provocation
    4. Clayburne, How Vietnam Changed America


    Poverty and Reaction:

    1. Deming, Watts, Civil Rights, and the War on Poverty
    2. Moynahan, Appalachia & the War on Poverty


    Party Politics:

    1. Jenks, Johnson and the Vice Presidency
    2. Nicotera, Democratic Party Realignment




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