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Readings For World Civilizations II

 
Readings For World Civilizations II, Summer Semester, 2016

Week One: June 6th & 8th

The Black Plague and The Protestant Reformation

http://www.spurgeon.org/%7Ephil/history/95theses.htm

Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian:

http://www.theologynetwork.org/unquenchable-flame/luther/the-freedom-of-the-christian.htm

Overview of The Black Death:

http://www.thefinertimes.com/Middle-Ages/the-black-death.html

Questions to answer:

What was the overall effect on European society due to The Black Death?

 

Week Two: June 13 & 15th

 European Exploration

Writings of Christopher Columbus: http://historyguide.org/earlymod/columbus.html

Bartolome de Las Casas: In Defense of The Indians (excerpts) http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/40/186.html

Questions for the readings: How do each of the author's regard the Native peoples in the "new world"?

Does the account of Las Casas go against the typical story of European exploration?

 

 

Week Three: June 20 & 22

Writings of Nicolas Copernicus: http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1543copernicus2.asp

Overview of Galileo's writings: http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/galileo-galilei/his-writings.html

Questions for the readings:

What are the key points of Copernican theory in regards to the universe and the revolutions of heavenly bodies?

What were Galileo's greatest contributions to the understanding of our universe?

 

 

Week Four: June 27 & 29

Overview of The Industrial Revolution:

http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/2/81.02.06.x.html

Child Labour and Industry:

https://www.mackinac.org/3879

Questions for Readings:

Overall, what effect did The Industrial Revolution have on people in England?

Why and how did child labour become such a prevalent aspect of The Industrial Revolution?

 

 

Week Five:  July 4 & 6

July 4th, No Classes

The American Revolution

 

Week Six: July 11 & 13

Walker's Appeal:

http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/walker/walker.html

William Lloyd Garrison's, "The Liberator":

You will have to navigate yourself to the scanned images of The Liberator newspaper. Browse through some of the issues.

http://www.theliberatorfiles.com/

Questions for the Readings:

How do the two men, David Walker and William Lloyd Garrison differ in their writings on slavery?

Which writing seems more persuasive to you and why do you think that?

 

 Week Seven: July 18 & 20

WWI

 

Week Eight: July 25 & 27

World War II

Japanese Internment Camps:

Overview:

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/world-war-ii/essays/from-citizen-enemy-tragedy-japanese-internment

Executive Order 9066:

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=74

Why did Japanese Americans face internment by the U.S. government in 1942?

How is the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II similar to current issues about immigration, refugees, and the perception of foreign people in The United States?

 

Week Nine:

 
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