SCHEDULE & BIBLIOGRAPHY

The following provides a daily overview of the topics that this workshop will address, the general timeline of activities, visiting faculty participation, landmark visits, and required readings. Each day’s required readings should be completed in advance.  We will engage with most primary sources during the work sessions.

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CHECK-IN, WELCOME & MEET & GREET, LECTURE

SUNDAY, JULY 09, 2017, 5-8PM

Meet at Officers Club - a short walk due south of the University Guest House via Fort Douglas Boulevard. Check-in, pick up materials, and meet fellow NEH Summer Scholars and Tanner Humanities Center staff. Dinner and drinks will be served. Welcome and introduction by Professor of History and Tanner Humanities Center Director Bob Goldberg. Professor of History W. Paul Reeve presents: “The Meaning and Myths of Manifest Destiny.”

REQUIRED READINGS

Hietala, Thomas R. “The Myths of Manifest Destiny." In Manifest Design: American Exceptionalism and Empire, 255-272. New York: Cornell University Press, 2002.

Unruh, John D., Jr. “The Mormon Halfway House.” In The Plains Across: the Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60, 302-337. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1979.  

Woodworth, Stephen E. “The Oregon Trail” and “The Allure and Danger of California.”  In Manifest Destinies: America’s Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War, 57-90. New York: Knopf, 2010.


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COMING TO ZION:
EXODUS, MIGRATION, AND SETTLEMENT

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

08:45-10:30 AM | @TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER (map)

  • Faculty introductions and overview of day’s activities
  • LECTURE/DISCUSSION: “Exodus and the Four Stages of Utah Migration” and “Mormon Settlement Patterns” by Paul Reeve
  • PRIMARY SOURCE EXERCISE: John L. O’Sullivan’s “Annexation” essay and John Gast’s 1872 painting American Progress by Quinn Rollins
  • PEDAGOGICAL ACTIVITY: Discussion of lesson plan project and reflective essay by Quinn Rollins

10:30-02:30 PM | @EMIGRATION CANYON & THIS IS THE PLACE HERITAGE PARK (map)

02:30-05:30 PM@TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER

  • LECTURE/DISCUSSION: “Using Primary Sources in the Classroom” by Keith Erekson
  • WORK SESSION: Utah settlement villages and Google Maps, an interactive exercise. If time permits, participants will create a short sketch about settlements in their areas (living timeline) or determine supplies for various pioneer treks (pack your wagon) with Quinn Rollins

REQUIRED READINGS

Hartley, Bill. “Brigham Young’s Overland Trails Revolution.” Journal of Mormon History 28, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 1-30.  

Kupperman, Karen Ordahl.  “The Starving Time at Jamestown.” In True Stories from the American Past (Volume I: To 1865), third edition, edited by Altina L. Waller and William Graebner, 19-40. New York: McGraw Hill, 2003.

May, Dean L. “The Making of Saints: the Mormon Town as a Setting for the Study of Cultural Change.” Utah Historical Quarterly 45, no. 1 (Winter 1977): 75-92.

Riley, Glenda. “A Comparative View of Mormon and Gentile Women on the Westward Trail.” Journal of Mormon History 24 (Spring 1998): 28-54.  

PRIMARY SOURCES


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GENDER IN THE TERRITORY:
PIONEERS, POLYGAMY, AND SUFFRAGE

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

08:30-09:00 AM | @TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER

  • Faculty introductions and overview of day’s activities
  • Travel to Lion House (15 minutes)

09:00-12:00 PM | @BEEHIVE HOUSE & LION HOUSE

  • Small group tours of Beehive and Lion Houses with Emily Utt & Thomas Carter
  • Small group tours of polygamous family homes with Emily Utt & Thomas Carter

12:00-01:00 PM | @LION HOUSE

  • Lunch at Lion House and travel to LDS Church History Library

01:00-03:30 PM | @LDS CHURCH HISTORY LIBRARY

03:30-5:30 PM | @LDS CHUCH HISTORY LIBRARY

  • Object-centered inquiry with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • WORK SESSION: Using architecture to teach history with Quinn Rollins

Participants will have the option of taking a shuttle back to campus at the end of the work session or of making their own way back to the University Guest House if they prefer to spend the evening exploring downtown Salt Lake City

REQUIRED READINGS

Carter, Thomas. “Polygamy and Patriarchy: Women in the Landscape.”  In Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement, 134-174. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. 

Daynes, Kathryn M.  “Nineteenth Century Marriage Law in Utah,” “The Nature of Mormon Marriages,” and “Women Who Became Plural Wives.” In More Wives Than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840-1910, 55-66, 67-90 and 116-127. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Radke-Moss, Andrea G. “Polygamy and Woman’s Rights: Nineteenth-Century Mormon Female Activism.” In The Persistence of Polygamy:  From Joseph Smith’s Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844-1890, edited by Newell K. Bringhurst and Craig Foster, 263-297. Independence, MO: John Whitmer Books, 2013.

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher.  “An American Album.” The American Historical Review 115, no. 1 (February 2010): 1-25. “Runaway Wives, 1830-1860.” Journal of Mormon History 42, no. 2 (April 2016): 1-26.


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THE WAR OVER CHURCH, STATE, AND THEOCRACY

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017

08:45 AM-12:00 PM | @TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER

  • Faculty introductions and overview of day’s activities
  • LECTURE/DISCUSSION: “The Utah War in Context and the Mountain Meadows Massacre” by Matt Grow & Paul Reeve
  • Primary source exercise: Song lyrics, music, and political cartoons by Quinn Rollins

12:00-01:00 PM | @UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CAMPUS

  • LUNCH

01:15-03:00 PM | @FORT DOUGLAS MUSEUM (map)

  • Tour and lecture at Fort Douglas Military Museum and Cemetery

03:00-05:30 PM | @TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER

  • Primary source exercise: At Sword’s Point: A Documentary History of the Utah War to 1858 by Matt Grow
  • Work session: Student engagement strategies by Quinn Rollins

REQUIRED READINGS

Grow, Matthew J. “The Utah War, Act I” and “The Utah War, Act II.” In Liberty to the Downtrodden: Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer, 149-206. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.  

Turley, Richard E. Jr.  “Mountain Meadows Massacre.” In Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia, edited by W. Paul Reeve and Ardis E. Parshall, 95-100. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010.

Walker, Ronald W. “Buchanan, Popular Sovereignty, and the Mormons: The Election of 1856.” Utah Historical Quarterly 81, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 108-132. 

PRIMARY SOURCES

MacKinnon, William P. At Sword’s Point: A Documentary History of the Utah War to 1858. Norman, OK: Arthur H. Clark Company, 2007.
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Selected songs and political cartoons.


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MANIFEST DESTINY & NATIVE AMERICANS

THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017

08:45-10:00 AM | @TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER

  • Faculty introductions and overview of day’s activities
  • Lecture & discussion: “The Bear River Massacre in Context” by Greg Smoak

10:00-01:30 PM | @PRESTON IDAHO PARK

  • Travel to Preston, Idaho (map)
  • Lecture & discussion, continued on the bus (Smoak)
  • Lunch at Preston, ID Park
  • Primary source exercise: Letters, memoirs, and interviews by Jeff Nokes
  • Discussion: “Manifest Destiny from the Native American perspective” and “Assessing Our Teaching of Native
    American History” (Nokes)

01:30-03:30 PM | @BEAR RIVER MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

03:30-5:30 PM | RETURN @Tanner Humanities Center (2 hours)

REQUIRED READINGS

Barnes, John. “The Struggle to Control the Past: Commemoration, Memory, and the Bear River Massacre of 1863.” The Public Historian 30
(February 2008): 81-104.  

Madsen, Brigham D. “The Battle of Bear River” and “The Treaty Period.” In The Bannock of Idaho, 111-70. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, 1958.   

“The California Volunteers Arrive,” “From Battle to Massacre,” “The Last Years of the Shoshoni Frontier,” and “Bear River Soldier Casualties,” and "Massacre at Boa Ogoi." In The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre, 157-238. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1985.  

Nokes, J. D. “Using Historians’ Heuristics for Working with Primary Sources.”  In Building Students' Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence, 65-81. New York: Routledge, 2013.

PRIMARY SOURCES

Conner, P. E. Letter written to Lieutenant Colonel R.C. Drum, U.S. Army, February 6, 1863. In The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Volume L, Part 1—Reports, Correspondence, etc. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1897.

Drannan, W. F. Thirty-one Years on the Plains and in the Mountains or, the Last Voice from the Plains: An Authentic Record of a Lifetime of Hunting, Trapping, Scouting, and Indian Fighting in the Far West. Chicago, IL: Rhodes and McClure Publishing Company, 1908.

Interviews with Members of Utah’s Five Historic Tribes.  Taveapont, Venita (Ute); Cantrell, Ella and Candace Bear (Goshute); Timbimboo-Madsen, Patty (Northwestern Shoshone); Denetdale, Jennifer and Joe Shirley (Navajo); and Parashonts, Travis (Paiute). In We Shall Remain: A Native History of America and Utah: Utah Indian Curriculum Guide, 189-194Salt Lake City, UT: The University of Utah’s American West Center and Utah Division of Indian Affairs, 2009.

Navarro, Meghan A. “The Battle of Bear River by Edmond J. Fitzgerald, Smithsonian National Postal Museum.” postalmuseum.si.edu/indiansatthepostoffice/mural19.html.

Woonsook, H. Interview conducted by Lorin Gaardner, Fort Hall Idaho, Feb. 29, 1968. American West Center Doris Duke American Indian Oral History Project, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.


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THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD & UTAH'S GOLDEN SPIKE

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

***07:45 AM SHARP***
For those staying at the University Guest House, meet in the lobby and load bus. If you are checking out, please do so by 07:45 AM. You may store your luggage on the bus.

***08:00 AM SHARP***
For commuters, please met on the west side sidewalk of the Humanities Building (facing the Marriott Library/Union building) and load bus.

08:05 AM-09:30 AM | TRAVEL TO GOLDEN SPIKE (1.5 hours)

  • Faculty introductions and overview of day's activities
  • Lecture & discussion: “The Meeting of the Rails” by Richard Sadler

09:30-01:00 PM | @GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

  • Guided tour by the National Park Service historical staff
  • Lunch on site

01:00-03:00 PM | Travel to Utah State Railroad Museum with a brief tour of Corrine, Utah en route (1 hour)

  • Tour of Utah State Railroad Museum by Richard Sadler and historical staff

03:00-03:45 PM | Return to the Tanner Humanities Center (45 minutes)

03:45-04:30 PM | Work Session: finalizing and sharing lesson plans by Quinn Rollins

04:30-5:30 PM | Wrap up, evaluation, concluding remarks Bob Goldberg and Paul Reeve

REQUIRED READINGS

Bain, David H. “A Man for Breakfast Every Morning” and “1869, A Resistless Power.”  In Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad, 550-644. New York: Viking Press, 1999.

White, Richard. “Working Men.”  In Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, 278-316.  New York: W. W. Norton, 2012                             

Last Updated: 7/8/17