Scanning Exercise:

We've been creating electronic versions of texts that are, in one way or another, important for an understanding of American Culture. These texts are used by students and teachers around the world and were also recently included in a CD-ROM that is being distributed by the Department of State.

This year I'm asking you to create a digital version of Lincoln Steffens' The Shame of the Cities (1904) an expose' of political corruption in American Cities at the turn of the century. I'm still working at assembling a set of working copies for you and I'll let you know as soon as we're ready to proceed. As with the mark-up exercise, I'll post a list of chapters on my door and ask you to sign up for one of the blocks of text. The general protocols are: set it 85% table, chapter title in header2, BACK and FORWARD links in CAPS at bottom of each chapter (linking to the previous and next chapter), fontsize +1, save as ch01.html, ch02.html, etc.