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HISTORY 142D SPRING 2024 MIDTERM READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE. PLEASE CHOOSE TWO QUESTIONS FROM THE LIST BELOW. PAPERS SHOULD BE DOUBLE-SPACED AND TYPED. CITATIONS SHOULD APPEAR IN PARENTHETICAL FORM: (TAYLOR & AUSTEN, P. 29.) YOU CAN CITE MY LECTURES SIMPLY BY SAYING (COREY, LECTURE.) IF YOU USE OUTSIDE SOURCES YOU WILL NEED A BIBLIOGRAPHY. (BUT YOU HAVE PLENTY OF SOURCES WITHOUT GOING TO OUTSIDE SOURCES.) IF YOU FIND YOURSELF REPEATING YOURSELF IN YOUR SECOND QUESTION STOP AND CHOOSE A DIFFERENT QUESTION. EACH ANSWER SHOULD HAVE A THESIS STATEMENT THAT IS NO LONGER THAN TWO SENTENCES PRINTED IN BOLDFACE. PLEASE RESTATE THE PROMPT AT THE TOP OF YOUR ANSWERS. ALL PAPERS MUST BE ENTERED INTO TURNITIN ON CANVAS AS ONE DOCUMENT. EACH ANSWER IS WORTH 50% AND MUST BE 3-4 PAGES IN LENGTH. (ILLUSTRATIONS DO NOT COUNT AS PAGES.) THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE READINGS, AND THE LECTURES. ALTHOUGH THIS CLASS IS NOT HISTORICAL IN THE OLD ONE- DAMN-THING-AFTER- ANOTHER CHRONOLOGICAL SENSE, IT IS A HISTORY CLASS. KEEP THAT IN MIND AT ALL TIMES. WHEN CULTURE WAS PRODUCED IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE MORE SOURCES (THAT IS SOURCES THAT I HAVE ASSIGNED) THAT YOU CAN INCLUDE THE BETTER EACH ANSWER IS WORTH 50 POINTS. 1. WRITE AN ESSAY IN WHICH YOU ANALYZE HOW THE WIZARD OF OZ PROVIDES AMERICANS WITH A TEXT THAT HELPS THEM MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM THE COUNTRY TO THE CITY AND SETS THE STAGE FOR THE COMMODIFIED AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY. BE SURE TO EXPLAIN WHY DOROTHY RETURNS TO KANSAS. 2. THERE ARE TWO CHIEF WAYS IN WHICH AMERICANS HAVE GRAPPLED WITH THE ISSUES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY. ONE IS THE PATH OF ESSENTIALISM, IN WHICH RACIAL DIFFERENCES ARE ATTRIBUTED ENTIRELY TO INNATE BIOLOGICAL FACTORS. THE OTHER PATH TO UNDERSTANDING IS THE PATH OF HISTORICISM, IN WHICH ETHNIC DESTINIES ARE LINKED TO HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL FACTORS. IN THIS CLASS WE HAVE DEALT WITH BOTH. WEB DUBOIS AND MANY OF THE CREATORS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE USED ESSENTIALIST ARGUMENTS. AS A KIND OF STOPGAP EMPOWERMENT TOOL. ON THE OTHER HAND WRITERS SUCH AS GEORGE S. SCHUYLER IN HIS ESSAY “”THE NEGRO-ART HOKUM IN THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE ARGUE AGAINST AN ESSENTIALIST PERSPECTIVE. USING AS MUCH OF THE MATERIAL WE HAVE STUDIED THIS QUARTER, LECTURES, TEXTS, ETC. AS POSSIBLE WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT HOW THE POPULAR ARTS HAVE USED ESSENTIALISM AND/OR HISTORICISM TO EXPLAIN OR EXPRESS RACIAL DIFFERENCES. 3. WRITE A COHERENT ESSAY IN WHICH YOU ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN THE USE OF BLACK ICONIC IMAGES (AND OTHER ETHNIC IMAGES) TO SELL PRODUCTS AS THE ECONOMY OF MASS CONSUMPTION EXPANDED IN THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO INCLUDE IMAGES IN YOUR PAPER. 4. REWRITE FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER’S FRONTIER THESIS TO APPLY TO THE AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE. HOW DO URBANIZATION, INDUSTRIALIZATION, COMMODIFICATION, MIGRATION, AND IMMIGRATION CONSPIRE TO PRODUCE A TRULY AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE? (TURNER’S THESIS IS READILY AVAILABLE ONLINE). 5. I HAVE SUGGESTED THAT A SUB-TITLE FOR THIS CLASS COULD BE “LOVE AND THEFT.” DISCUSS 6. WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE. FOCUS ON THE PROLIFERATION OF THE ARTS, PATRONAGE, AND THE OVERALL TRAJECTORY OF THE RENAISSANCE. BE SURE TO INCLUDE INFORMATION FROM LECTURES,THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE READINGS AND DARKEST AMERICA. 7. A MAJOR THEME OF THIS CLASS IS TRANSFORMATION -DEMOGRAPHIC, TECHNOLOGICAL AND PERSONAL. USING LECTURES CONCERNING BLACKFACE AND HOUDINI AS WELL AS THE WIZARD OF OZ AND DARKEST AMERICA, DISCUSS THIS THEME.