Mbemba (Affonso I). "Letters to the King of Portugal" (1526).
Unnamed author. "Letter to the King and Queen of Spain."
|First essay topic distributed.||Suleyman the Magnificent|
Las Casas. Excerpts from In Defense of the Indians (ca. 1548-1550).
Durán. Excerpts from Book of the Gods and Rites and the Ancient Calendar (ca. 1580).
|First essay due.||Il Decameron (this film is not in the media office, but is widely available in the foreign film section of large video stores). Warning: this film contains nudity and graphic sexual representations.|
Pereira. "Certain Reports of China…" (1565).
Iemitsu. "The Edict of 1635 Ordering the Closing of Japan," and "Completion of the Exclusion, 1639."
|Responses due. (1)||Double Suicide|
Documents on Witchcraft Persecution.
Monter. "Women in the Age of the Reformation," table 8.1.
|Responses due. (2)||The Return of Martin Guerre|
Locke. Second Treatise of Government (1698).
Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania (1742-1743).
Responses due. (3)
Topic for second essay distributed.
|A Man For All Seasons|
Craton. Searching for the Invisible Man: Slaves and Plantation Life in Jamaica.
Optional Book: Brown, Clotel (available electronically at www.knowledgerush.com/books/clotl10a.html). Start with Chapter one--do not need to read the preface or the narrative of life and escape.
|Second essay due.||Last Supper|
Documents on the French and Haitian Revolutions:
Excerpts from Beik, ed. The French Revolution.
Excerpts from Levy et al., eds. Women in Revolutionary Paris.
Excerpts from Tyson, ed. Toussaint L'Ouverture.
|Responses due. (4)||Danton|
Documents from British Parliamentary Committees during the Industrial Revolution.
Blake, "Chimney Sweeper," "London," and "The Human Abstract."
|Responses due. (5)||Oliver Twist|
Marx. Excerpts from Capital (1867). Vol. 1.
Yataro. "Letter to Mitsubishi Employees" (1876).
|Responses due. (6)||Ancestors in the Americas: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers|
||Casement, Putumayo Report (1911).||Responses due. (7)||El Norte|
Turgenev. Fathers and Sons. Chap. 1-10.
Figner. Part I in Five Sisters.
|Responses due. (8)||My Childhood|
||DuBois. "The Concept of Race" (1940), and "The Damnation of Women" (1920).||Responses due. (9)||Gallipoli and/or Avalon|
Lenin. Excerpts from "The Immediate Tasks of the Soviet Government" (1918).
Haraszti. Excerpts from A Worker in a Worker's State, and "The Culture of Censorship."
|Film project due.||Unbearable Lightness of Being and/or
Battle of Algiers and/or
To Live (Huozhe)
||Buchanan. Excerpts from Death of the West.||Cannibal Tours|