Readings For World Civilizations II
Readings, 10/26 We will have our film day on Wednesday, November 3rd, so please make sure that you attend. I will make an effort to reserve the theater that night.
The American Civil War:
Walker's Appeal, As you read this, please understand that critiques of slavery, especially by African American people, were exceptionally rare in the 19th Century. http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/walker/walker.html
The Secession Papers: http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/secessionacts.html
How does David Walker characterize the situation for enslaved persons in the pre Civil War South? How does he propose or explain what the path to emancipation should be?
How does each state involved in secession justify their split with the Union? What are the primary causes of secession for most of the Southern states?
The Industrial Revolution 10/05
Overview of The Industrial Revolution:
Social problems, labor, and child Labour in Industry:
A letter from the Industrial Age:
Questions for the readings:
What were the social effects of The Industrial Revolution in England?
How did the Industiral Revolution negatively impact the structure of the family?
How does the letter from the Industrial Age describe the situation for iron workers on an iron ore plantation?