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Readings For World Civilizations II

Readings for World War II: 11/30

No questions for the readings this week, I will see you Wednesday!

The Legacy of Japanese Internment Camps:

Memoirs and Photos of the Interned (this is a website that I thought you might enjoy browsing and it's a really good example of primary sources.)

Readings World War One, 11/15

We will have a group assignment in class with some examples of WWI art and literature from these selections, so no questions this week.

Readings, 10/26  We will have our film day on Wednesday, November 9th, 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. 

The Secession Papers:


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?




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