Sex Ratios in the California Gold Rush WFC pg 210
- In 1850 there were 12.2 men for each woman in California
- The ratio declined to 7.2 men per woman in 1852 and 2.4 men per woman in
- The ratio of men to women was even higher in the mining district
The condition of the church (ca. 1400-1517)
The declining prestige of the church
The Babylonian Captivity and the Great Schism damaged the church's prestige.
Secular humanists satirized and denounced moral corruption within the church.
Politics, religion, and war
The SpanishFrench wars ended in 1559 with a Spanish victory, leading to a variety of European
wars centering on religious and national issues.
Religious passions conditioned the mind-sets of all elements of
Recovery and diffusion
The invasions of the thirteenth century B.C., which brought down the Hittites and stunned Egypt
resulted in confusion, weakness, and the creation of many small kingdoms.
The Sea Peoples who had invaded Egypt also create
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THE FIRE NEXT TIME
dear white people (2014)
the year of james baldwin
i thought I hit the jackpot
To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in
danger. In this case, the danger, in the minds of most
Approaching The Natural
A. What sort of text is this?
B. What is distinctive about prose fiction as an art formwhat can it do for us,
what are its limitations?
C. What do we read forwhat do we notice?
D. What is Malamuds writing style? What d
Midterm #2 Review
Malamud, The Natural
Why is baseball Americas national pastime?
How does fameor the desire for fame
affect Roys relationships, in particular, with
What tragedies shape Roys life?
Why does Malamud choose to c
Introducing The American Idea/American Exceptionalism
A. Different answers to the question What is America?
B. Plan to spend the next few weeks critically examining several of them.
C. The American Idea: the core or transcendent set of ex
A. Search for American Idea, concept of American Exceptionalism
B. Frederick Jackson Turner and the frontier thesis.
C. Myth and reality.
D. Exercise in critical thinking about American identity.
E. Today: Similar exercise around the c
What is Terrorism?
Noun: the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of
political aims (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
U.S. State Department: "No one definition of terrorism has
gained universal acceptance. (2000
The evolution of the Italian Renaissance
The Renaissance was a period of commercial, financial, political, and cultural
achievement in two phases, from 1050 to 1300 and from 1300 to about 1600.
The northern Italian cities led th
Prelude to disaster
Poor harvests led to famines in the years 1315-1322.
Fewer calories meant increased susceptibility to disease and less energy for growing
Diseases killed many people and animals.
Economies slowed down and popu
What is history and why do we study it?
History is the effort to reconstruct the past.
The past must be understood so we can understand the factors that shape us today.
Historians reconstruct the past by posing questions about it and then
Hellas: the land
Greece proper and the Greek islands of the Aegean formed a geographic realm for a common
The major geographic regions are the fertile plains of Thessaly, Boeotia, the wine and
olive growing area of At
Alexander and the great crusade to conquer Asia Minor
Alexander the King
The son of King Philip, Alexander vowed to conquer Persia, in retribution for its invasion of
Alexander became king in 336 B.C. and invaded Asia
The land and the sea
The geography and early settlement of Rome
Italy's lack of navigable rivers discouraged trade, but the land was fertile and productive
and the mountains not as divisive as those of Greece.
The two great fertil
Augustus's settlement (31 B.C.-A.D. 14)
Augustus's goal was to reestablish the republic after years of civil war, to demobilize the army, and
to meet the threat of the barbarians.
The principate and the restored republic
Augustus created a c
The growth of the Christian church
Christianity was a syncretic faith-that is, one that absorbed and adapted many ideas from other
While the Empire declined, the church grew. The word church can mean several things, but at this
The Frankish kingdom and the rise of the Carolingians
The Franks, under Clovis
Acquired Roman Gaul, defeated other tribes, and won over the church.
The Frankish kingdom included most of France and southwestern Germany.
Political revival in western Europe in the tenth and eleventh centuries
The decline of invasions and civil disorder
Medieval France was an area of diverse languages and cultures, with the northern
counties being the center of French feudalis
Those who worked
The condition of the peasantry varied according to geographic location, and there were many levels
Slavery, serfdom, and upward mobility
The church did not take a strong stand in opposing the enslavement o
The medieval origins of the modern state
England's seven kingdoms were united under one king under the pressure of the Danish
(Viking) invasions of the ninth and tenth centuries.
England was divided into shires, each under the ju
Course Evaluations Part II
Brief Exam Review
A. Exam will consist of two essays, including one that involves a textual
analysis and one that is more analytical. There will be some choice
B. The exam will be cumulative, so it
Race as Spectacle:
The American Freak Show
I. Contemporary Freak Shows
II. Chang and Eng Bunker
Chang and Eng Bunker
The Siamese Twins
Born in 1811 in Siam (Thailand)
Discovered in 1929 by British merchant Robert Hunter
Toured US and
World History I Final Exam: 12/16/2014, 9-11am
A. 1 short essay question (1-2 pages) [pick one of two questions to answer!]
Must be answered using specific examples from two or more regions we have studied during
Big themes! Examples of suc
MW 4:30-5:50 PM
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WORLD HISTORY I
This course is intended as a general and introductory survey of world history from prehistoric
times to the fifteenth century of the C
Western Asia in the Iron Age
After 2600 BCE; Northern Iraq, on the banks of Tigris
Akkadian political domination, Sumero-Akkadian culture
Gradually gave its name to an entire region
After 2600 BCE;