Lecture1Hist124Jan212009

Lecture1Hist124Jan212009 - History 124 Lecture 1 William...

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History 124 William Meier Lecture 1 1/21/09 1) Administrative Stuff a) Discussion Switches---Let Meier know i) Discussions Mon. 3:30 and 4:45 Tues 1:20 and 2:25 b) Office Hours i) 9-11 or by appointment ii) E:Mail is best contact iii) 5231 A Humanities c) Texts i) Lectures will go in and out with what we read with Heyck ii) Linda Colley The ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh (1) History book reads like a novel (2) Will be a focus in discussion iii) Porter: The Lion’s Share: A short History of British Imperialism iv) George Orwell, 1984—2 nd half of course novel v) CR-Course Reader is electronic reserve on [email protected] (1) Mainly primary source documents (2) Also part of discussion classes d) Course Requirements i) Grading (1) 20% participation (2) 10% First Essay (3-4 Pages) (3) 20% Essay on 1984 (4-5) Pages (4) 20% Midterm (In class blue book) (5) 30% Final Exam (Blue Book) 2) Course Background a) Why study this time period 1688-Present day i) Unique development (1) Industrialization (2) Imperialization (3) Foundation of welfare state ii) Competing Natives of British History (1) Whig Narrative (a) All while European conflict is going on (i) Constitutionalism and Representative Government (ii) Freedoms (iii) Economic Progress 1. Founders of Capitalism (iv)Spread 1. English Law 2. English Language 3. English Sport (b) Belief in storytelling format of history (c) Heart of it is PROGRESS and Nationalism (2) Revisionist Narrative (a) Critically evaluate national myths (i) Some question orderliness of 18 th century
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History 124 William Meier Lecture 1 1/21/09 1. Blackmail 2. Fraud 3. Riots (ii) Some question profit motive and capitalist in 19 th century 1. At what costs (iii) 20 th
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course HIST 124 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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