21H.912 The World Since 1492, Fall 2004
The World Since 1492
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This class offers a look into the last five hundred years of world history. Rather than attempt an exhaustive chronology of everything that has occurred on the globe since 1492 - an impossible task for a lifetime, let alone a single semester - we will be focusing on certain geographic areas at specific times, in order to highlight a particular historical problem or to examine the roots of processes that have had an enormous impact on the contemporary world.
world, history, 1492, colonialism, imperialism, political, social, revolution, industrialization, consumer society, transatlantic contacts, Columbus, New World, racism, slavery, Ottoman Empire, French revolution, human rights, Haiti, revolution, Communist Manifesto, Das Capital, Africa, Opium Wars, Far East, Communism, Cold War, globalization, French revolution,human rights