Fall 2011 not offered
Industrialization is a global process with diverse consequences for the societies and environments it incorporates. This course will investigate the development and application of systematic knowledge to agriculture and manufacturing in 18th- to 21st-century societies. Although special attention will be devoted to the British and American examples, the course will be organized by commodity rather than nationality, focusing on traffic in materials used in production of food, clothing, and medicines for example, cotton, rubber, guano, wheat, bananas, and quinine.
Effective Citizenship, Intercultural Literacy
Comparative historical analysis is a basis for understanding cultural and institutional diversity and interdependency.
A transnational history of industrialization prepares students to engage with contemporary problems of economic development and political representation.
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Harry Braverman, LABOR AND MONOPOLY CAPITAL. THE DEGRADATION OF WORK IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Warren Dean, WITH BROADAX AND FIREBRAND: THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BRAZILIAN ATLANTIC FOREST. Greg Grandin, FORDLANDIA: THE RISE AND FALL OF HENRY FORD'S FORGOTTEN JUNGLE CITY. Susan Henley, EVERYDAY THINGS IN PREMODERN JAPAN: THE HIDDEN LEGACY OF MATERIAL CULTURE. Robert Kanigel, THE ONE BEST WAY: FREDERICK WINSLOW TAYLOR AND THE ENIGMA OF EFFICIENCY CHRISTINE MACLEOD, HEROES OF INVENTION: TECHNOLOGY, LIBERALISM AND BRITISH IDENTITY, 1750-1914. Sidney Mintz, SWEETNESS AND POWER: THE PLACE OF SUGAR IN MODERN HISTORY. John Soluri, BANANA CULTURES: AGRICULTURE, CONSUMPTION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN HONDURAS AND THE UNITED STATES.