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The American Culture Wars

A guide to library resources for students in Professor Schultz's course (Autumn 2021).

About this Guide

This guide highlights some of the secondary and primary sources available for researching American culture wars and related topics.  It is not intended to be comprehensive.

Feel free to contact me with questions or if would like to make an appointment for a research consultation. You can also contact Nancy Spiegel, the Bibliographer for History.

Watch Anne's presentation about getting starting with research form 10/4/2021

Land and Labor acknowledgment

Land and Labor Acknowledgment Research Guide

We inhabit, study, and work in the land of the Peoria, Miami, Kickapoo, and Potawatomi Nations. These lands were the home of these Native Nations prior to their forced removal and relocation. These lands continue to be embedded with the rich histories and struggles for survival of each nation.

UChicago does not exist independently from centuries of forced labor and economic extraction from enslaved African Americans. In 1857, Stephen A. Douglas donated 10 acres of land (valued today at approximately $1.2 million) for the initial construction of the University of Chicago. Though most of history remembers Douglas for his political career, the humans that he owned and amassed his fortune from have a starkly different recollection.

Written by Symphony Fletcher (Pritzker School of Medicine M.D. Candidate 2024) for "UC Juneteenth 2021: Reparations Panel"

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Anne Knafl
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