D's: What-When-Significance Contending Voices: Bartolome de Las Casas: Who: Catholic friar arrived in the West Indies in 1502, sought passage to the Indies to make his fortune, heard the call of priesthood, increasingly troubled by the cruelty of ma
Lecture 11 Declaring Independence
Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts
Declaration of Independence
Today we come back to the question we began asking on Monday. What kind of Revolution was the
American Revolution? O
Spain and the Discovery of California
How did you come to be here? This is the question I raised on our first day
and in one sense we are coming back to that today. How did we come to be
in California in a
Lecture 3Discovery and European expansion
Key question: Why did Europe reach the Americas? Potential counternarratives.
Cabeza de Vaca
Lecture 10 Seven Years War
Seven Years War/French and Indian War
-Papers due Friday in class in paper copy
Starting today we will begin asking a question that will trouble
us all week and that in some ways contin
Lecture 6Empire and Slavery
Atlantic Slave Trade
Societies with slaves
1) What is an Empire?
2) What is Slavery?
3) What Made the Atlantic Slave
First lectureHIST 17A
Start with a paradox: to answer the question of what became the United States we have to begin before
there was a United States. Importance of histor
Lecture 7Colonial Awakenings
1) What made Americans Americans and not just Britons or English
people abroad? When should we think of the c
Lecture 5Why tobacco and slavery took hold? The Paradox of Slavery and
Freedom, the Irony of American Acquisition.
1) Why England? Enclosure/Population growth/religion/civil wars
2) Ireland and the settlement of the Americas
3) Jamestown and tobacco
1) Where does the US begin? Plymouth Rock vs Jamestown
2) Was New England different from the South from the founding?
3) Who were the Puritans? What did they believe? Why did they flee?
4) Myth of Thanksgiving
5) Was this the birth o
Anthropology 50 (Evolution of Human Nature) Prof. Bruce Winterhalder [Winter Quarter 2008, Th 2:10-4:00PM, CRN 43431] Outline of a Prcis Websters Third New International Dictionary defines a prcis as: 1 : a concise epitome or abstract (as of a book o
ANT 050 Herbert Spencer lecture notes (various sources): [Story of tomb] Background: Born 1820, family of dissenters (radically anti-crown, anti-church, anti-sociology - Bentham, Owen and others). No formal education; home study in mathematics and en
Atran notes (from Henig 2006) The spiritual ape. Thursday, April 17, 2008 THE PROBLEM Are we by inclination that has evolutionary explanations, disposed to be religious, to believe in spiritual interpretations and beingsz/ NOT asking, is there, or is
Why are you here?
Two ways of answering the question. One about you and your situationyou got good grades, you like
to bike, your parents wanted to pay instate tuition, you are fascinated with something we teach.
But if you wanted to answer th