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History 10Z Global History Since 1500

History 10, Summer 2014 Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 1:004:45 Professor: Andy Buchanan Email: Andrew.Buchanan@uvm.edu Office: Wheeler 312, phone: 656-5850 Office hours: By appointment

Objectives and Assigned Reading


This course will offer an overview of the main economic, social, military, political, and cultural developments that shaped the course of human history from the new era of global interconnectedness that began with the expansion of European trade and conquest in the fifteenth century, to the present day. In particular, well be looking at the successive rise of systems of imperial domination from the Spanish empire in the Americas, to the British Empire, and the global hegemony of the United States. How did peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Americas seek to resist this domination, and how successful were they? What part have social revolutions from the British, American, and French in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the Russian, Chinese, and Cuban in the twentieth, played in world history? Can we identify patterns in these events? The course will include both lectures and classroom discussions. Classes will be based on assigned readings from the textbook, The Earth and Its Peoples and from primary sources thats to say contemporary documents, letters, cultural products, and other materialcollected in The Human Record. Other material will also be made available on the Blackboard academic website during the semester. The following books are required reading. Please be sure to get the correct edition as content varies from edition to edition. Richard Bulliet, Pamela Kyle Crossley, Daniel Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Lyman Johnson, and David Northrup, The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume I1: From 1500, 5th Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 2009, ISBN 978-0-495-90288-1 Alfred Andrea and James Overfield, (eds), The Human Record: Sources of Global History, Volume I1: From 1500, 7th Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 2009, ISBN 978-0-49591308-5

Organization of the Course and Grading


The course will conclude with a final exam on Thursday June 12. The exam will include interpretation and analysis of a primary document, and writing a short essay.

The course is organized to encourage classroom discussion, and your participation in these discussions, based on demonstrating familiarity with the assigned reading, will account for 40% of your final grade. Your overall course grade will consist of the following elements: Attendance: Final exam Participation in class discussion: See policy below 60% 40%

Attendance and Academic Policy:


Students are required to attend all scheduled classes. Students may be excused absence from class for medical, athletic, or religious reasons, and, if possible, should discuss this with me beforehand. Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice, and should give me a schedule of religious holidays that they will be observing by the end of the second full week of term. Unexcused absences will result in your final grade being lowered by one point for each absence. In all your written work, you should use proper citations (footnotes) whenever you quote directly from another author or use statistics or other supporting material. We will review how to make citations in class. The university considers plagiarismcopying someone elses words without attributing themto be a serious breach of academic integrity. University policy regarding academic discipline and academic honesty can be found in the Cats Tale Student Handbook.

Calendar
Tuesday May 20 Introductions and Overview of Course. Lecture: The World in 1500 Reading: Maps by Fra Mauro and Martin Waldseemller posted on Blackboard. Wednesday May 21 Ming and early Qing Dynasty China and Tokugawa Japan Break The Gunpowder Empires Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapter 20, Chapter 21, pages 493511. The Human Record, Documents 12, 48 and 49, pages 4650, 225-234, and Multiple Voices II, pages 132138. Thursday May 22 Print, Protestantism, and the Scientific Revolution Break Europe and the Rise of the Dutch Empire, 15171648 Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapter 17. The Human Record, Documents 4 and 5, pages 17-24.

Tuesday May 27

Slavery, The Atlantic Economy, and the First British Empire Break The Industrial Revolution Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapters 18, 19, and 23. The Human Record, Documents 3, 24, and 43, pages 13-16, 106-109, and 194199.

Wednesday May 28

The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire Break Revolution in the Americas: The United States, Haiti, and South America Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapters 22 and 24. The Human Record, Documents 38, 39, and 42, pages 174180, and 189191.

Thursday May 29

India, China, and the Second British Empire Break New Powers Rising: Germany, Japan, and the United States Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapter 25, pages 608616, Chapter 26 and Chapter 27. The Human Record, Document 75, pages 344-347.

Tuesday June 3

The Scramble for Africa and the Spanish American War Break Karl Marx and the Rise of Socialist Labor Movements Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapter 27, pages 656-668, Chapter 28. The Human Record, Documents 54, 65, 67, pages 261265, 305-309 and 313-314.

Wednesday June 4

The Crisis of the Imperial Order: World War One Break The Crisis of the Imperial Order: The Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Rise of Fascism Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapter 29. The Human Record, Documents 82, 83 and 84, and 89, pages 378389, 400409.

Thursday June 5

World War II Break China and the Chinese Revolution Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapter 30, Chapter 32, pages 790791. The Human Record, Document 102, pages 463467.

Tuesday June 10

The Compromised foundations of the American Century and the Cold War Break National Liberation, Decolonization, and Civil Rights in the Postwar World. Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapter 31, pages 747756, Chapter 32.

Wednesday June 11

The Exhaustion of the Long Postwar Boom, the End of the Cold War and the Unwinding of the American Century Break The Rise of China and the Challenge of the Twenty-First Century Reading: The Earth and Its Peoples, Chapters 33 and 34. The Human Record, Documents 114 and 118, pages 510515 and 526 531.

Thursday June 12

Final Exam