Industrializations: Commodities in World History|
Fall 2016 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies, International Relations|
This course defines "industrialization" broadly to encompass 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.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(CIR)(ENVS)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Harry Braverman, LABOR AND MONOPOLY CAPITAL. THE DEGRADATION OF WORK IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
William Cronon, NATURE'S METROPOLIS: CHICAGO AND THE GREAT WEST
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
Sidney Mintz, SWEETNESS AND POWER: THE PLACE OF SUGAR IN MODERN HISTORY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short essays (3-5 pp.), in-class midterm, take-home final, weekly exercises.