Image courtesy of Hamtramck Historical Museum. “This is Joseph Campau just south of where the viaduct is today. Dodge Main is on the left. This dates from about 1920,” – Greg Kowalski
Please note: For the first week (April 14) we’ll meet at the People’s Community Center at 8625 Joseph Campau at 6:30pm. During the following four weeks (April 21 and 28, May 5 and 12) we will be at the Hamtramck Historical Museum at 6:30pm.
The following readings will be utilized each week during the course:
Week 1, April 14
What do historians aspire to?, John Tosh, pp.1-8 from the introduction to “Historians on History”
Week 2, April 21
Empiricism, Anna Green and Kathleen Troup, pp. 1-3 from “The houses of history”
The event, the fact and the narrative, Callum G. Brown, p26-30 from Postmodernism for Historians
Week 3, April 28
A short section from Chapter 1 of A Peoples History of the United States, Howard Zinn
A short section from the Preface to The Making of the English Working Class, E P Thompson
Please note that for those that want to read more, the full versions of these two books are available online at the following locations:
The readings for weeks 4 and 5 are TBD depending on what direction the course goes in.