Prof. Marcuse, "World History, 1700-present"
UCSB Hist 2c, Fall 2009
(course homepage; prof's homepage; pdf version for printing)
Reader Table Of Contents

Name of Source

Week 1

What is History?

  • Friedrich Nietzsche, "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life," 1874
    on-line version (read from section I through first 7 paragraphs of section 4
    [note 9/30/09: with my browser print settings, this is about to p. 23 of 70 total pages]
  • Mary Lynn Rampolla, Pocket Guide to Writing in History, chap. 1 (book, or pdf)

Week 2

Equiano; Conventions for writing in history

Week 3

Latin American Leaders; preparing for first paper

  • Simon Bolivar, Jamaican Letter, 1815 (Welborn)(wiki bio; full text online @ Emory)
  • K. Wolf, "Eva Perón and Golda Meir," in: Personalities & Problems (1994), 113-126 (read to 119)

Week 4

China from Leader to Led; Japan from Isolation to Aggression

  • Lord McCartney's Observations (1792); Emperor Qianlong to George III (1793) (Pearson)
  • Lin Zexu, Letter to Queen Victoria (1839); Treaty of Nanjing (1842)
  • Tokugawa Nariaki (1800-1860), "Japan, Reject the Westerners," 1853 (Sherman)
    (Brittanica bio)
  • Okawa Shumei and Hashimoto Kingoro, "Justification for War," 1936 (Tsunoda, 1964)(Brittanica Shumei bio; HK text @ UCLA)

Week 5

India; Review for midterm

  • I Rammohun Roy on Hindu Women and Education, early 19th c. (Pearson)
  • C.C. Hazewell, "The Indian Revolt," Atlantic Monthly, 1857 (Pearson)
  • Dadabhai Naoroji, "The Benefits of British Rule in India," 1871 (Pearson)

Week 6

Calls to Action in the Early 20th Century; discuss Family History Assignment

  • Aletta Jacobs, “A Call to the Women of All Nations,” & Resolutions, 1915 (DiCaprio/Wiesner)
  • Mohandas Gandhi, “Satyagraha” [Non-Violence], 1921 (Welborn)
  • Sun Yat-sen, Fundamentals of National Reconstruction, 1923 (Kishlansky)
    (wsu bio)(this text+intro)
  • Nelson Mandela, Speech to the Court, Apr. 20, 1964 (Welborn)

Week 7

Ideologies before and after World War II

Week 8

Creating States in the 20th Century; discuss Family History prospectuses

  • Ho Chi Minh, Declaration of Independence, 1945; Appeal to Nation, 1968 (Kishlansky) (text)
  • Francisco García Calderón, "Latin America: Its Rise and Progress," 1912 (Andrea/Overfeld)
  • Lazáro Cárdenas, Speech to the Nation, 1938 (Andrea/Overfeld)
  • Volta Project Editorial (1965) and Interview Abena Animwaa (2005) (Prof. Miescher)

Week 9

Non-Classroom Instructional Week (Thanksgiving)

  • Balfour Declaration (1917); UN Resolution 242 (1967); PLO National Charter (1968)
  • United Nations Declaration against Colonialism, 1961 (all Sherman, World)
  • K. Wolf, "… and Golda Meir" (see above, week 3), read pp. 119-124 [above, 15-18

Week 10

Economic Development and Environmental Degradation

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe, Speech on Imperialism,1949 (Pearson)
  • Kwame Nkrumah, "I Speak of Freedom," 1961 (Riley/Gerome,…)
  • Ali Mazrui & Michael Tidy, Reviving African Culture, 1984 (Sherman) (2000 Mazrui lecture)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika, 1987 (Welborn) (1988 article; wiki def)
  • John Roach, "By 2050 Warming to Doom Million Species," 2004 (Reilly)
  • Andrew Revkin, "Climate Data Hint at Irreversible Rise in Seas," 2006 (Reilly)

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