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Wednesday, Sept. 5: The Reformation and the European State System

Traditions: Chapter 23, The Transformation of Europe, pp. 493-508 – Aaron Ahdut

Shaping of the Modern World:

  • Jean Domat, Social Order and Absolute Monarchy, pp. 27-33          
  • John Locke, Two Treatises on Government, pp. 34-39

 

Monday, Sept. 10: Early Capitalist Society, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment 

Traditions: Chapter 23, The Transformation of Europe, pp. 508-520 – Fabiola Ramos

Shaping: Galileo Galilei, Science and Scripture, pp. 19-22

Capitalism: Chapter 1: What Is Capitalism? pp. 1-18 & Chapter 6: Crisis? What Crisis?: Read the short section, “The Tulip Bubble in 17th-Century Amsterdam,” pp. 104-106

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12: Colonization and Settlement of Latin America

Traditions: Chapter 24, New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania, pp. 523-537

Shaping: Hernán Cortés, A Conquistador Describes the Capital of Mexico, pp. 3-8 – Shayna Wolf

Website PDF: Excerpt from Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney W. Mintz

 

Monday, Sept. 17: NO CLASS – ROSH HASHANAH

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Colonization and Settlement of North America & Oceania 

Traditions: Chapter 24, New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania, pp. 537-546 – Nataliya Chornorbyvets

 

Monday, Sept. 24: Struggle for the Continent, Renewed British Imperialism, Revolt, and War

Traditions: Chapter 25, Africa and the Atlantic World, pp. 549-568

Shaping: Mary Prince, The Horrors of Slavery, pp. 49-54 – Winnie Fu

Website PDF: Excerpts from The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker – Shira Benyaminy

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26: NO CLASS – YOM KIPPUR

 

Monday, Oct. 1: East Asia and the West – China and Japan

Traditions: Chapter 26, Tradition and Change in East Asia, pp. 571-592 – Fuad Hamid

Shaping: St. Francis Xavier, A Jesuit Missionary Gives His First Impressions of Japan, pp. 9-13 –  Joseph DeAngelo

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3: The Islamic Empires and the West

Traditions: Chapter 27, The Islamic Empires, pp. 595-613 – Omar Algamoos

Shaping: Zahiruddin Mohammed Babur, The Moghul Empire of India, pp. 14-18 – Syed Tazim

 

Monday, Oct. 8: NO CLASS – COLUMBUS DAY

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10: The American Revolution and French Revolutions

Traditions: Chapter 28, Revolutions and the National States in the Atlantic World, pp. 621-631 – Richard Lu

Shaping:

  • Thomas Paine, Common Sense, pp. 61-70
  • The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, pp. 71-80.
  • Maximilian Robespierre, Justification of the Use of Terror, pp. 99-102

 

Monday, Oct. 15: The Haitian and Latin American Revolutions, the Struggle for Rights, and the Rise of Nationalism

Traditions: Chapter 28, Revolutions and the National States in the Atlantic World, pp. 631-647

Shaping:

  • Mary Wollstonecraft, A System of False Education, pp. 103-106 – Karina Casco
  • Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, pp. 107-112 – Jotty Francois-Fils

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Industrialization and Capitalism

Traditions: Chapter 29, The Making of Industrial Society, pp. 651-659 – Vera Orlando

Capitalism: Chapter 2: Where Did Capitalism Come From? pp. 19-37 – Peter Fiorentino

           

Monday, Oct. 22: Industrial Society

Traditions: Chapter 29, The Making of Industrial Society, pp. 660-674 – Irena Pergjika

Capitalism: Chapter 3: How Did We Get Here?: Read the “Anarchic Capitalism” and “Managed Capitalism” sections, pp. 38-47; and in Chapter 6: Crisis? What Crisis?, read the short section, “Crises of the 19th Century,” pp. 106-108

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24: The Americas in the Nineteenth Century – The United States

Traditions: Chapter 30, The Americas in the Age of Independence, pp. 677-683, 691-693, 695-697, and “The Meaning of Freedom for an Ex-Slave” on p. 698 – Andrew Laperuta

Online: John L. O’Sullivan on Manifest Destiny (1839)

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/osulliva.htm

 

Monday, Oct. 29: The Americas in the Nineteenth Century – Canada & Latin America

Traditions: Chapter 30, The Americas in the Age of Independence, pp. 683-691, 693-695, and 697-701 – Eymi Escobar

Online: Benito Juarez on La Reforma (ca. 1857)

http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?action=read&artid=144

 

Tuesday, Oct. 31: Empires in Transition: The Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire

Traditions: Chapter 31, Societies at Crossroads, pp. 705-717 – Sundes Ambreen

Shaping: Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, “An Islamic Reformer Speaks on Science,” pp. 217-221

 

Monday, Nov. 5: Empires in Transition: China and Japan

Traditions: Chapter 31, Societies at Crossroads, pp. 717-728 – Stephanie Tsoi

Website PDF: Excerpt from Opium: A History by Martin Booth

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Foundations of Empire and European Imperialism

Traditions: Chapter 32, The Building of Global Empires, pp. 731-746 – Teddy Chattah

Shaping: Jules Ferry, “French Colonial Expansion,” pp. 244-246

Website PDF: Excerpt from King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

 

Monday, Nov. 12: New Empires and Legacies of Imperialism

Traditions: Chapter 32, The Building of Global Empires, pp. 746-755 – Rahman Muzaffar

Shaping: The Platt Amendment & The American Anti-Imperialist League, pp. 241-243

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14: World War I: Empires Collide

Traditions: Chapter 33, The Great War: The World in Upheaval, pp. 763-777 – Norbert Fital

Shaping:

  • Maria Leont’evna Botchkareva, A Woman Soldier on the Russian Front, pp. 311-315

 

Monday, Nov. 19: World War I: Revolution, the League of Nations, and Challenges to European Dominance

Traditions: Chapter 33, The Great War: The World in Upheaval, pp. 777-788 – Seon Samuel

Shaping:

  • Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points, pp. 316-319
  • Vladimir I. Lenin, Organizing for Revolution, pp. 320-324

 

Wednesday, Nov. 21: The Interwar Period

Traditions: Chapter 34, An Age of Anxiety, pp. 791-810

Shaping: Freud, On Human Nature, pp. 294-303

Capitalism: Chapter 6: Crisis? What Crisis?: Read the short section, “The Great Depression in the 1930s,” pp. 108-113 – Ebru Oktayer

 

Monday, Nov. 26: Nationalism and Anticolonialism in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Traditions: Chap. 35, Nationalism and Political Identities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, pp. 813-831

Shaping: Mohandas Gandhi, Truth and Civil Disobedience, pp. 365-370 – Caryn Rosario

           

Wednesday, Nov. 28: World War II: From Origins to Axis Surrender

Traditions: Chap. 36, New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War, pp. 835-848 – Xiarra-Diamond Nimrod

 

Monday, Dec. 3: World War II: Home Fronts, the Holocaust, and the Cold War

Traditions: Chap. 36, New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War, pp. 848-861 – Victoria Karcz

Shaping: Harry S. Truman, The Truman Doctrine, pp. 388-390 – Khansa Mansoor

Online: Eyewitness Account of Einsatz Executions (1942) Ezra Pichotto

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/engineer.htm

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5: The End of Empire

Traditions: Chap. 37, The End of Empire, pp. 865-888 – Anastasia Davidyants

Shaping: Patrice Lumumba, From Congo My Country, pp. 378-381

Online: Letter Exchange between President Johnson and Ho Chi Minh – Shahid Khan

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1967-vietnam-letters1.html

 

Monday, Dec. 10: Where Are We Now?

Traditions: Chapter 38, A World without Borders, pp. 891-921

Shaping: Amartya Sen, A World Not Neatly Divided, pp. 420-422

Capitalism: Chapter 5, Has Capitalism Gone Global? pp. 82-103

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