Lost Revolutions: North Carolina in the 1940s and 50s
I. New Possibilities A. FTA and the unionization of black workers at RJR, 1943-44 B. Wagner Act (1935) - the broker state in action C. WWII 1. a war for democracy and new experiences abroad 2. Japanese
Lecture 15: Politics and Conflict in Renaissance Italy
(1) What are the important political, social, and military circumstances we need to know in
order to understand Machiavellis world?
(2) In what ways can we interpret Machiavellis The Prince
Lecture 13: Crisis of the 14th Century
Being of the crumbling of medieval world
Church power declining
(1) What were the reasons for the decline in the Christian Churchs authority in the Late Middle
(2) What were the reasons for the conti
Lecture 9: Germans, Franks and Christian Kings
1. How did the Middle Ages represent a new phase in the history of Western Civilization?
2. What aspects of Germanic culture distinguish it from Greco-Roman culture? What elements
Lecture 11: Kings, Popes, Crusades
(1) What reasons explain the Christian Churchs turn towards internal reform in the tenth
century? What were the implications for these reforms measures?
(2) Why did the decline of feudalism lead to a conflict
Lecture 10: Lords and Vassals
(1) What was feudalism? How can we define it? Where did it come from and what
purpose did it serve?
(2) How did feudalism operate? Who were the actors and whose interests did feudalism
(3) What were the long-
Lecture 8: The Early Christian Church,
[S]tubbornness and inflexible obstinacy [that] surely deserve to be punished1
1. What factor(s) explain the rapid rise and acceptance of Christianity?
2. How did the Roman reaction to Christianity evolv
Lecture 7: The Roman Empire and the Pax Romana
-Julio-Claudians-Line of Emperors from Julius
-Five Good Emperors-Line of Nerva. Succession problems solved. 96-180 AD. Golden Age
-Diocletian-particularly strong general come to power in 284-304 A
Lecture 6: Crisis of the Late Republic and the Transition to Empire
Question: 1. What were some of the consequences of Romes expansion?
2. What were some of the changes in politics in the late Republic?
3. How can we think of the Empire as a solution to
Lecture 5: Roman Republic
One tyranny, two tyranny, three tyranny, fourseven tyranny, more?
1.) How did the Roman Republic seek to balance the interests of the oligarchy with the masses?
Was this similar or different from what we saw in Anci
Lecture 4: The Hellenistic World
A Big New World with Lots of Tiny People
1. How did the political and social landscape of the Hellenistic Age differ from that of the classic
2. How did the new comfort philosophies and mys
Lecture 3: Ancient Greek Philosophical Traditions
Rejecting Religion by Reaching for Reason
Melian SchoolSophistsSocratic MethodThe FormsThe Golden MeanThucydidesuQuestions:
1. What reasons help to explain the rise of rational philosophy in
Combined Lectures 1&2:
Ancient Greek Political Models and the Wars against the Persians
The Peloponnesian War and the Greek Tragedy
1. In what ways did Athens and S
Lecture 12: The High Middle Ages
(1) What factors led to the agricultural revolution and rise of cities? How are these two
phenomena related to each other and to feudalism?
(2) How did Scholasticism represent a change in Western thought at th
Lecture 14: The Italian Renaissance
A continuation. Ended middle ages.
(1) What was new about the Renaissance that sets it apart from the Medieval period?
(2) What implications did Renaissance ideas have on the surrounding Italian politics and
School Desegregation, Inch by Inch
I. "Civility" and North Carolina's Response to Brown
A. Pupil Assignment Act, 1955 B. Pearsall Amendment, 1956
II. Students Claim the Moral High Ground A. Greensboro sit-in, February 1, 1960 B. drawing strength from the
The North Carolina Fund and the War on Poverty
I. Poverty in the Affluent Society A. one-fifth of a nation B. North Carolina and racial capitalism II. Terry Sanford & a New Day in North Carolina A. the WWII generation B. 1960 race for governor C. confront
North Carolina's Unfinished Transformation
I. Post-WWII Economic Growth A. new prosperity B. GI Bill 1944 gateway to the middle class C. National Defense Education Act 1958 D. Elementary and Secondary Education Act 1965 E. Community College system 1957 II
History Lecture The Fundamentalist Challenge
I. Crisis of Certainty A. material abundance in a consumer society B. restlessness along lines of race, class, and gender D. intellectual skepticism II. Search for Certainty A. anti-evolution crusade, 1925-27 B
History 367 Notes
Hard Times and a Worse Depression I. Cycle of overproduction and underconsumption, deflation, unemployment A. post-WWI economic contraction 1. demobilization 2. collapse of European markets 3. failure of voluntary production con
Lecture 23: The Scientific Revolution
-Galileo-heroic narrative of rise of science
1. What are some of the historical and contextual factors that help to explain the Scientific
Lecture 22: European Expansion to the New World
-Treaty of Tordesillas
1. What contextual reasons help to explain European expansion to the New World in the late 15th
2. What were the consequences o
Lecture 21: The Early Modern State Continued: English Constitutionalism
-the Long Parliament
More important for long term western civ-18th, 19th century governments loo
Lecture 20: The Early Modern State, French Absolutism
-Nobles of the Robe
1. How can we understand the Absolutist State as both similar to and differen
Catholic Reformation and Religious Warfare (continued from Friday, June 3)
-Peace of Augsburg
-Concordat of Bologna
-St. Bartholomews Day Massacre
-Edict of Nantes
-Defenestration of Prague
-Treaty of Westphalia
Combined Lectures 17 and 18:
The Reformation in Germany
the Spread of the Reformation
-Treasury of Merit
-Book of Common Prayer
The Early Modern Period,
the Northern Renaissance, and the Origins of the Protestant
1. What characteristics distinguished the Medieval Period from the Early Modern Period?
2. How was the Northern Renaissance different from the Italian R
What is western civ?
Hard to define. To definite start, boundaries-western
Constructive notion, idea that historians have series of events which define
Legacy of imperialism and racism, and notion being civilize