Study Sheet for History 14 Final Exam--Spring 2002
I will ask some questions about history, and some about oral history, and some about how the two interact. Test will be 8 a.m. on June 6 unless we decide to hold it early. Be sure to attend; there is no make-up.
Be prepared to write essay answers to questions on the following historical topics:
How the changing environment has affected people in the 20th century
How modernism has affected outlooks and shaped them
The impact of WWI upon US society, including upon people of color
The Great Depression's impact on the US and its people
The competing ideas of melting pot, salad bowl, ethnic assimilation or lack thereof
History of Mexican-Americans in the Southwestern US
Women's changing status: voting, sexuality, work, education.
Effects of WWII upon those who fought it and those who did not
The Cold War and what happened during the "quiet" 1950s: civil rights, changes in women's status and family, consumerism, etc.
The effects of the Cold War upon the US budget and foreign policy
The Civil Rights Movement's development and multiplication
Praying for Sheetrock: what happens in the book, why it happens, what it means, what historical forces and what personal forces are at work, how white-Black relations worked and work
The second wave of feminist activity and its effects
The Vietnam War: why it was fought, and with what effects
Labor struggles for recognition: Harlan County, etc.
The Reagan-Bush years and the Persian Gulf War: what legacies each left.
Be prepared also to write about:
Planning for an oral history project
End uses of oral history
Techniques that do or don't work in doing oral history
The value of oral history
Study Reeves and Praying for Sheetrock. Some of the questions will be taken from concept checks and from Praying for Sheetrock.
My office hours during finals week will be Weds. 10-11,
Thursday 10-11, and Friday 9:30-10:30.