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Welcome to the Spring 2021 Semester
The 2020-21 academic year is my 25th at NCC and clearly the most challenging and extraordinary of those years. COVID-19 has changed so much about our daily lives and about life at the college, but what remains the same is that I look forward to working with you this semester. You can find contact information for me via the "Contacting Me" link in the left-hand column of this page. You can also find the syllabus for
class via the "Documents" link (make sure you know the section for your course so you get the correct document). Peace Scott Ash
Date Last Updated: 1/18/2020
"A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell
"A Nurse Need Never Forget" - Perez-Pena
"A Revolutionary Idea" - Nocera
"Blogs vs. Term Papers" - Richtel
"Courtship, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce"
An article found in Encyclopedia of American Social History, 1993 in the U.S. History in Context database
"Demanding More From College" - Bruni - NY Times
"For Math, Click Calculate" - Phillips
"Grand Allusion" by Elizabeth Samet
"Is GPS All in Our Heads?" - Frankenstein
An article from West's Encyclopedia of American Law, 2005 as found in the U.S. History in Context database
"Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl
"Should literature be considered useful?" - Kirsch and Stevens - NY Times
"Stealing the Constitution" -- Garrett Epps (THE NATION)
"The Commandments: The Constitution and its worshippers" -- Jill Lepore (THE NEW YORKER)
"The Wilds of Education" - Bruni - NYTIMES
"To Build A Fire" -- YOUTH'S COMPANION -- 1902
"What You (Really) Need to Know" - Summers
"Who Built This City?" Ted Widmer (NYT 9.28.12)
"You Still Need Your Brain" -- Daniel T. Willingham (NYT 5.19.17)
“I Was a Marine. I Don’t Want a Gun in My Classroom.” (Anthony Swofford) New York Times (Feb 24, 201
Almond, "A good narrator ..."
Kennedy speech at Rice University
Plessy v. Ferguson -- Supreme Court @ Cornell
Plessy v. Ferguson @ PBS
PRESIDENT JOHN SMITH written by Frederick Adams (1897)
This is a public domain digital version of PRESIDENT JOHN SMITH written by Frederick Adams (originally pub. 1897) -- Pay particular attention to the revision of the Constitution to be found from pages 237-246 in Chapter XVII - "A Government of the People")
President Obama's Inaugural Address
"The Sinking of the Commodore" - 1/7/1897 - NEW YORK PRESS
Father Knox's Decalogue
Kate Chopin -- "The Story of an Hour"
Sweatshops @ Tenement.org
Poe - "The Cask of Amontillado"
Daily News Sources
"A Return to National Greatness" David Brooks
New York Times
New York Times
Examples in Art and Literature
“The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” - Ursula Le Guin
Douglass - "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech
Brooks "A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi, Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon"
Armory Show - 1913
This is an exceptional website created by Shelley Staples for the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia in 2001. You can move from gallery to gallery using the resources of this website.
Botticelli - The Birth of Venus
The painting's home is the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Fragonard - The Swing
Fragonard's work is the painting most scholars think Williams is referring to in "Portrait of a Lady".
Kafka - "Before the Law"
Kevin Tillman's essay in honor
of his brother Pat
Lincoln's Inaugural Address of 1861
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Other Web Resources
"Zombies vs. The Joy of Canning: Motivation in the Productive Home" - Erica Strauss
26 Sept 2014: Pop Culture Happy Hour - Fall Books and Great Detectives
Austin CC MLA Documentation Guide
D. J. Trump's Inaugural Address -- NY Times Annotated
D. J. Trump's Inaugural Address -- Washington Post Annotated
MLK Jr - "The Purpose of Education" (1947)
Refdesk - A Great Reference Site
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