You are required only one book:

  • Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig. Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006). (This book is available free online should you prefer to read it that way: «http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/»).
  • Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. (U. of Chicago Press, 2008). (optional)
  • William Strunk and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. (Longman, 1999). (optional)

You will otherwise have to acquire one additonal book of your choice below. Each of these are available on library reserve in Green, or you can otherwise acquire one through Amazon or another service of your choice:

  • Margaret O’Mara, Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley. Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • John M. Findlay. Magic Lands: Western Cityscapes and American Culture After 1940. University of California Press, 1992.
  • Roger Lotchin. Fortress California, 1910-1961: From Warfare to Welfare. University of Illinois Press, 2002.
  • Cecilia M. Tsu. Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California’s Santa Clara Valley. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Richard Walker. The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area. University of Washington Press, 2007.
  • Stephen J. Pitti, The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Americans. Princeton University Press, 2003.
  • Martin Kenney, ed., Understanding Silicon Valley: The Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region. Stanford University Press, 2000.
  • David J. Kaplan, The Silicon Boys and their Valley of Dreams. William Morrow and Co., 1999.
  • AnnaLee Saxenian, Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128. Harvard University Press, 1996.
  • Rebecca Lowen, Creating the Cold War University: The Transformation of Stanford. University of California Press, 1997.
  • Herbert G. Ruffin II, Uninvited Neighbors: African Americans in Silicon Valley, 1769-1990. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.

The additional book will be for you to complete the book review assignment. You are free to turn in this book review at any time and as many times as you would like if you would prefer to revise and resubmit for a better grade. But the review is absolutely due by November 24. No exceptions.

Note that additional readings in the schedule will be posted to the course website.