NEH Summer Scholar's Readings

Prior to the Institute

(These readings will be provided)
  • History and Memory at Duffy's Cut, by William Watson-Railroad History 1

  • Who Was the Real Philip Duffy, by Frank Watson - Railroad History 2

Readings for Week 1

  • The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume I: Building an Empire by Albert J. Churella - Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 21-44

  • The Irish in Philadelphia by Dennis Clark - Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1973. 3-37.

  • Duffy's Cut by Dr. William E. Watson, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Appendix B - PA Core Standards: History and Social Studies.

  • Irish Nationalism: A History of Its Roots and Ideology by Sean Cronin - New York: Continuum, 1980. 1-85.

  • Stormy Weather: Leading Purposeful Curriculum Integration With and Through the Arts by Douglas Fisher and Nan L. McDonald -Teaching Artist Journal 2, no. 4 (December 2004): 240-248.

  • Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925 by John Higham - New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1983. 3-34.

  • Paddy and the Republic: Ethnicity and Nationality in Antebellum America by Dale T. Knobel - Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1986. 3-38 and 129-164.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies by Jennifer M. Stolpa - Phi Kappa Phi Forum 84, no. 1 (Winter 2004): 3-5

  • Human Skeletal Remains: Excavation, Analysis, Interpretation by Douglas H. Ubelaker - 3rd ed. Washington: Taraxacum, 2004. 3-43.

  • Status of Excavation by Samantha Cox - AAPA Abstracts, 2014 Vol. 153

  • Remembering Chester County, Stories from Valley Forge to Coatesville: 1-13 by Susannah Brody

  • Instructions in High Schools: The Evidence and the Challenge by Tom Corcoran and Megan Silander, Vol 19, No. 1, Spring 2009, pgs 157-183 - Future in Children

  • The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Leopard, June 1889

  • The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Leopard, August 1889

Supplemental Readings

  • Lancaster County - Murderous Secrets - Duffy's Cut: The Lancaster Connection by Cindy Ross, March 2013

  • Ireland's Forgotten Sons by Abigail Tucher, Smithsonian, April 2010

  • The Mystery of Duffy's Cut by Cindy Ross, Pennsylvania Magazine, March/April 2013.

  • With Shovels and Science, a Grim Story is Told, National NY Times, March 25, 2013.

  • Digging for Answers at Duffy's Cut: Bones Beneath the Tracks by Samuel Hughes, Gazette, November/December 2010.

  • George Dougherty: A Section Forman Looks at Duffy's Cut, by Rev. Dr. J. Watson, Pgs. 81-82.

  • Instruction in High Schools: The Evidence and the Challenge by Tom Corcoran and Megan Silander, Vol 19/ No 1/ Spring 2009, pgs 157-183 - Future of Children.

  • Interdisciplinary Curricula in Middle and High School Classroom: Case Studies of Approaches to Curriculum and Instruction by Arthur N. Applebee Mary Adler and Sheila Flihan, American Educational Research Journal, December 2007, Vol. 44, No. 4, pgs. 1002-0139.

  • Emigrants and EXILES by Kerby A Miller, Chapter 6 pgs. 193-279.

  • The Party of Fear: Nativism in Early American History, by David H. Bennett, NY: Vintage, 1995, Chapter 3 pgs. 48-79.

  • Apes and Angels - The Irishman in Victorian Caricature by Perry L. Curtis, Jr., Smithsonian Institute Press - City of War 1971. pgs. vii-xi and pgs. 58-67.

Readings for Week 2

  • Primary Sources: At the Heart of the Common Core Standards by Rich Cairn - The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal 1, no. 2 (2012): 2-4.

  • First-Person Assignments: Considering How History Affects and Is Affected by the Individual by Mary Carroll Johansen - History Teacher 47, no. 2 (February 2014): 245-252.

  • Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America by Margaret M. McGuinness - New York: NYU Press, 2013. 87-110.

  • From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins. Grant Wiggins, last modified 2012. PDF Link

  • Preparing for the Pandemic: City Boards of Health and the Arrival of Cholera in Montreal by John B. Osborne - New York and Philadelphia in 1832.” Urban History Review no. 36 (Spring, 2008): 29-42.

  • The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849 and 1866 by Charles E Rosenberg, Charles E. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. 12-98.

  • The Sisters of Charity, the 1832 Cholera Epidemic in Philadelphia, and Duffy’s Cut by William Watson - U.S. Catholic Historian 27, no. 4 (Fall, 2009): 1-16.

  • PANDEMIC: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
    1-4 by Sonia Shah

  • Lazaretto Ghosts: Immigration, Epidemics, and Quarantine at the Water's Edge by David S. Barnes, IN PROGRESS 1-55

Reading for Week 3

  • Lyrics from Duffy’s Cut, Duffy’s Cut Project LLC, 2014. Compact disc.

  • Red Sky in Morning by Paul Lynch - New York: Little, Brown, 2013.

  • Teaching and Researching Irish and Irish American History by Dennis Clark and James T. Flynn Boston: Northeastern University, 1988.

  • The Future of History by John Lukacs - New Haven: Yale University, 2012. 81-137.

  • The Banished Children of Eve by Peter Quinn - New York: Penguin Books, 1994. 125-197.
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