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
Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian:
Overview of The Black Death:
Questions to answer:
What was the overall effect on European society due to The Black Death?
Week Two: June 13 & 15th
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
Week Five: July 4 & 6
Week Six: July 11 & 13
Which writing seems more persuasive to you and why do you think that?
Week Seven: July 18 & 20, No questions this week!
World War One:
You don't have to listen to these, but in case you were in the mood to listen to a delightfully nerdy podcast on new perspectives about World War One, here it is:
Indian Soldiers in WWI:
Leaders Perspectives on World War One:
Week Eight: July 25 & 27
World War II
Japanese Internment Camps:
Executive Order 9066:
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?