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1/28/10 - AMS 30 Lecture 5: America = Progress, Part 3: Advancing Evolution through “Civilization,” Democracy and Capitalism Reading: * Herbert Spencer, “Social Darwinism,” from The Great Political Theories v. 2 (1850, 1873), 228-233; Gail Bederman, “Theodore Roosevelt: Manhood, Nation, and ‘Civilization,’” in Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880- 1917 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), 170-215. Discussion of Red River : Main Characters: Tom Dunson, Matthew Garth, Cherry Vallance, Nadine (cook) and his son (stealin' sugar), Indian cook, Buster, 1. What is the main narrative of Red River? 2. How well does it fit FJ Turner's "Frontier thesis"? (soldier, citizen, businessman -- common enemy, common crisis, common goal) 3. How closely does it fit the "2nd creation" narrative? 4.
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