VMonsters and Marvels '
images of Animals from the New World
ir Walter Ralegh was in deep trouble in 1595. An expedition he had led to
South America in search of Manoa, a fabled city of gold in the continents
interior, had not exactly gone as pl
Enlightenment and the
Coincidence or causality?
Two Treatises on Government (1680-1690)
Book II, Ch. 7
87. Man being born, as has been proved,
with a title to perfect freedom and an
uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights
The Atlantic World
Early Globalization and
Mexico, Caribbean, South
(SILVER AND SUGAR)
Take a few minutes and address the
following question with a partner:
What do authors of your textbook mean
when they say that Spanish and
Columbus letter to the King and
Queen of Spain, 1494
Most High and Mighty Sovereigns,
In obedience to your Highnesses' commands, and with submission to superior
judgment, I will say whatever occurs to me in reference to the c
Technology and acceleration of
Europe and Americas
economy, demography, social
Main Results of the I.R.
Urbanization of the population
Massively increased production
Empires in sequence and iso
The Ming Dynasty (13681644)
Founded by Emperor Hongwu (r. 13681398)
Used traveling officials called
Mandarins and large number of
eunuchs to maintain control
During and Between
Boom, disillusionment and the
rise of ideologies
Even during the war, life in
Europe has taken a strange
turn for some
What accounts fo
What is a Nation?
Emerging Nationalities & Nation-States
Is Nationalism dead?
.Certainly not as of this summer.
Product of modern societies.
Fluid definitions. There is no one kind
Common but not universal. It tends to
The World Today
Progress, Change, Continuity
Review the piece by Amartya Sen
What is his main argument? What is h
World War II and Aftermath
Polarization of Europe
Political move to the left (Russia,
Political move to the right (Italy,
Polarization in response to punitive
terms of conclusion of Great War
Rise of fascism in Italy,
The Industry of Empire
European Colonization in the
Americas, Africa, Asia
George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant,
All this was perplexing and upsetting. For at that time I had already made up my
mind that imperialism was an evil thing and the sooner I
Martin Luther, Reformation
translations of the bible into German and other languages (had been only in Latin).
Return to biblical text for authority
1517Ninety-five theses in October 1517
Pope sells indulgences to finance building of St. Peters
Step 2: In essay form, analyze the speech and evaluate the way it
(1) reflected national sentiment at the time,
(2) racial/ethnic and economic policies of the time; and consider how the speech and the
ensuing Indian Removal Act
(3) transformed the racial/
THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH
EQUIANO, OR GUSTAVUS VASSA, THE AFRICAN. WRITTEN
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid, for
the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvati
Identifications must be as specific as possible for full credit. Up to 5 short identifications will
appear on the quiz. Each full answer requires the inclusion of the following: (1) Broader
significance of the term/name for the study of modern history; an
(3 pages long, typed, double spaced
by 11:59 pm, May 30.
Pick any two sentences that illustrate the positive good defense of slavery from George
Flitzhughs Slavery Justified, posted on Blackboard.
We do not set children and women free because they are
History 3401: American Pluralism
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:40 -4: 55 pm (222A)
Instructor: Gunja SenGupta
Office: 1127-C Boylan Hall
Tel: 718-951-5000, ext 2806
Office Hours: Tuesdays: 1-2 pm; Thursdays: 5-6 pm; and by appointment
SHAPING OF THE MODERN WORLD
WRITING ASSIGNMENT, FALL 2016
The following essay-responses are designed to give you the opportunity to engage more
deeply with primary sources for the study of modern history. In these cases, you will
consider a text that rela
TAKE HOME ASSIGNMENT (DUE IN HARD COPY, APRIL 14, 2016, BY 5:00 PM)
Draw upon your readings, the lectures, and our class discussions to craft a response to the
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DOCUMENTS (1.5- 2 PAGES, TYPED, DOUBL
Prof. Louis Fishman
Indian Removal Act
The growth of America, from a nation made up of thirteen colonies to the present
moment when it is made up of fifty states and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the
Spring 2017 HIST 3005 Midterm Study Guide
Class (social class)
Vasco De Gama
What were some of the major world powers and empi
Study Guide Quiz 1
What were some of the major world powers and empires at the beginning of the
16th Century (1500 CE)?
Why did Europeans in general, and the Portuguese take the lead in navigation and
exploration in the late 1400s/earl
Brooklyn College Hist 3401
Preliminary Calendar, Exam
Schedule, p. 4
E Pluribus Unum
has been stamped into American coins since the earliest
years of the nation. But
Neo-Confucianism Confucius morals, ethics, & politics mixed with Buddhist
Zhu Xi 21th century scholar that created neo-confucianism
civil service examination battery of tests administrated at the district,
provincial, and metropolitan
1. How would you compare the putting-out system to the factory system of labor?
The putting out system is when people produce goods at home and didnt need to pay
wages or hours but the factory system of labor is by wages and hours.
2. Why was England the
Chapter 22 Study Questions
In Wolfgang Schivelbuschs Spices, or the Dawn of the Modern Age, what is the
authors argument as to why Europeans started to venture out into the worlds
oceans around 1500?
What specific motives prompted European overseas voyage
What forces caused the declines of the Mali and Songhay Empires in West Africa?
What effect did the Portuguese presence have on the Kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo?
What tactics did Queen Nzinga use to resi
Chapter 28 Study Questions
1. How did Enlightenment ideas challenge the institution of absolute
monarchy? How did John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau critique
absolute monarchy? Who and who did not possess individual rights
according to these thinkers?
Chapter 24 Study Questions
What is the significance of the figure of Dona Marina to modern Mexico? She helped
the conquest of Mexico in which, the conquistadores forged alliances with people who
hated the domination of Mexica, leaders of Aztec emp.