English 3300-01W
Oral Report Assignment:

Directions:   Each class member will make a ten-minute presentation to the class on one of the books on the list below.  The presentation will (1) desrcribe the scope, content, and, where appropriate, the central argument of the book and (2) evaluate the book for its scholarly or creative insight--its value to anyone interested in know more about the subject or in the unique approach to the subject.  Each reporter will prepare a two-page written version (standard academic English, double-spaced) for the instructor.  See the syllabus for the dates on which each report will be presented.

Books for oral reports on Gettysburg

  <>Golay, Micheal.  To Gettysburg and Beyond:  The Parallel Lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander.  New York:  Crown, 1994. E 467 .G65 1994.  ­________Ben Young_______________


  <>Boritt, Gabor S., ed.  The Gettysburg Nobody Knows.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1997.  E 475.53  .G398 1997.

 Michael Pruitt_______________________



Gallagher, Gary W.  Three Days at Gettysburg:  Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership.  Kent, Ohio:  Kent State UP, 1999.  E 475.53 .T57 1999.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____Jonathan Holmes_____________



Reardon, Carol.  Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory.  Chapel Hill:  U of North Carolina P, 1997.  E 475.53 .R33 1997.





Desjardin, Thomas A.  These Honored Dead:  How the Story of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory.  Cambridge, MA:  Decapo P., 2003.  E 475.53 .A47 2003


_________David Ellis_____________________


Wills, Gary.  Lincoln at Gettysburg:  The Words that Remade America.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.  E 475.55 W54 1992.




Boritt, Gabor.  The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech that Nobody Knows.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 2006.


Shari Early___________



Gingrich, Newt and William R. Forstchen.  Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War.  New York:  Thomas Dunne, 2003.


__Kenny Rivers____


Keneally, Thomas.  American Scoundrel:  The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles.  New York:  Nan A. Talese, 2002.



______Mark Parsons____________



Unrau, Harlan D.  Administrative History:  Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Pennsylvania.  United States Department of the Interior.  National Park Service, 1991.




English 3300

Oral Report assignments

The Civil Rights Movement


Logan, Rayford W., ed.  What the Negro Wants.  Chapel Hill:  U. North Carolina P, 1944.  E185.61 .L65



____Travis McDaniel________



Whitfield, Stephen J. A Death in the Delta:  The Story of Emmett Till.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins UP, 1988.  E185.61 .W63 1991



____Paige Sherman____________



Moody, Anne.  Coming of Age in Mississippi.  New York:  Dial, 1968.  E185.97 M65 A3



____Clint Blazer________________



Martin, Harold H.  Ralph McGill, Reporter.  Boston:  Atlantic Monthly Press, 1973.  PN4874 .M37 M37





Weisbrot, Robert.  Freedom Bound:  A History of the Civil Rights Movement.  New York:  Norton, 1990.  E185.61 .W394 1990



__________Katie Stoker________________


Crawford, Vicki L., et. al., eds.  Women in the Civil Rights Movement:  Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965.  New York:  Carlson, 1990.  E185.86 B543 1990


­____Natalie Milo___________________



Bloom, Jack M. Class, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement.  Bloomington:  Indiana UP, 1987.  E185.615 B557 1987.


____John Garner_____________________


Haines, Herbert H. Black Radicals and the Civil Rights Mainstream, 1954-1970.  Knoxville:  U of Tennessee P, 1988.  E185.615 H25 1988


__________Daniel Shaddix______________


O’Connor, Flannery.  “The Artificial Nigger.”  “Everything that Rises Must Converge.” And “Revelation.” In Flannery O’Connor. The Complete Stories.  New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971.  PS3565.C57 A17 1971


_Desmond Parker________________



Warren, Robert Penn.  Who Speaks for the Negro?  New York:  Random House, 1965.  E185.61 .W22