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Monday, April 12

Cold War Conflicts of Identity

Textbook: (pp. 877-93, 896-97); Sources: Marshall, Lefler, Solzhenitsyn

1)        What countries engaged in the Cold War?

2)        What was at stake ideologically, diplomatically and strategically/militarily?

3)        Please list some international events that were instances of the Cold War or were integrated into it.

4)        Which ideology appeared to be winning in the 1950-70’s and what was the ultimate result of the Cold War?


Wednesday, April 14 Optional Replacement Paper Due!!

Decolonization and New Identities: India

Textbook: chap. 32 (pp. 834-46); chap. 35 (pp. 907-13); Sources: Ghandi

1)        What methods did Ghandi use in his movement for an independent India?

2)        What were the reasons that England left India?

3)        In what ways were Gandhi's supporters successful?

4)        In what ways were Gandhi and his supporters not successful?

5)        What does the former colonial India look like now? What are some of the problems?


Friday, April 16

Decolonization and New Identities: Africa

Textbook: chap. 32 (pp. 830-34) and chap. 37 (pp. 969-84); Sources: Nkrumah, Mandela, The Freedom Charter, Tutu

Nkrumah, “Continental Government for Africa” (Johnson)

1)        How does Nkrumah define “Africa?”

2)        What does he envision for post-colonial Africa? What would this accomplish?

Mandela, from The Long Walk to Freedom (Johnson)

The Freedom Charter (Johnson)

Desmond Tutu, “No Future Without Forgiveness” (Johnson)

1)        What was the South African Apartheid system? How did it function and what were its consequences?

2)        What did the “Freedom Charter” call for and how did it differ from Pan-Africanism?

3)        After being freed, what did Mandela do to preserve South Africa from spiraling into civil war?

4)        What other measures were taken to insure that South Africa to achieve the same goal?


Monday, April 19

Renewal of American Identity

Textbook: chap. 34 (pp. 893-95); Sources: King

King, “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (Johnson)

1)        What are the methods he delineates in any non-violent campaign?  Are they always effective?

2)        Which groups in American society is Rev. King “the most disappointed in?”

3)        Were there any instances in which Rev. King’s non-violent campaigns fail?


Wednesday, April 21

Conflicts in East Asian Identity

Textbook: chap. 32 (pp. 837-42) and chap. 35 (913-23); Sources Mao Tse-Tung

Mao Tse-Tung, “Report of an Investigation into the Peasant Movement in Hunan” (Johnson)

1)        What did Mao Tse-Tung envision for China?

2)        From what we know now, what were the negative consequences of Mao Zedong’s revolutionary policies, including the Cultural Revolution?


Friday, April 23 Museum Trip (REQUIRED!!)


Monday, April 26 Joint Session II (REQUIRED!!)