World History, 1850-2000
SSH Building Room 3224
Office Hours: Wednesday 1-2, 3-5 and by appointment
Lectures: MWF 2:10-3:00, Storer 1322
Course Aims and Content:
This course will tr
Dada Manifesto 1918
The magic of a wordDadawhich has brought journalists to the gates of a world unforeseen,
is of no importance to us.
To put out a manifesto you must want: ABC
to fulminate against 1, 2, 3
to fly into a rage and sharpen you
Sati Regulation XVII A. D. 1829 of the Bengal Code
4 December 1829
LORD WILLIAM CAVENDISH BENTICK
A regulation for declaring the practice of suttee, or of burning or burying alive the
widows of Hindus, illegal, and punishable by the criminal courts, passe
Report of the British Consul, Roger Casement, on the Administration of the
Congo Free State
London, December 11, 1903.
I have the honour to submit my Report on my recent journey on the Upper Congo.
. . . the region visited was one of the most cen
The Futurist Manifesto
F. T. Marinetti, 1909
We have been up all night, my friends and I, beneath mosque lamps whose brass cupolas are
bright as our souls, because like them they were illuminated by the internal glow of electric
hearts. And trampling unde
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
Authors: Clifford Backman, Barbara Diefendorf, James McCann, Sheila McIntyre, Diana Wylie
Using Primary Sources and Secondary Works. . . . . . . . . 3
Writing History . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1- What is, and when was, modernity?
2- Modernity: central features
a. A style of reasoning: enlightenment
b. A new sense of time/temporality
c. Political technologies: Benthams Panopticon
3- What is Capitalism?
Maintaining Societal and Economic Superiority by Creating Race
Racism fueled white Americans and gave them a common purpose, which was creating a
societal and economic system on which they could sit atop. The result was the creation of a