History 101:  Western Thought since 1600
Hasbrouck Lab 126 - MW 11:15-12:05

Readings:

 

The readings for this course have been chosen to compliment the lectures – they are no substitute.  For the most part they are intended to illuminate one or more perspectives on a particular issue. You will discuss the books or readings in discussion sections that meet each Friday with one of the Teaching Assistants. On those days you are to come prepared to discuss the material you have read. The Textbook readings (from Coffin & Stacey's Western Civilizations are assigned for each week. Reading the textbook sections prior to class will help you follow the lecture much easier. Please complete all assigned reading prior to attending class. You are responsible for material presented both in class and in the assigned readings.

 

Books:

 

Please purchase the following books (available at the University Bookstore Textbook Annex)

  • Coffin & Stacey: Western Civilizations, Second Brief Edition, Volume 2, (Norton) bundled with Stevenson: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Norton) Bundled ISBN: 978-0-393-19835-5
  • Beaumarchais: The Figaro Trilogy: The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, The Guilty Mother (Oxford World Classics) ISBN: 978-0192804136
  • Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther (Modern Library, 2005) ISBN: 978-0812969900
  • Hauptmann: Three Plays: The Weavers, Hannele, the Beaver Coat (Waveland Press, 1990) ISBN: 978-0881335408
  • Spiegelman: Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Books, 1993) ISBN: 978-0394747231
  • Jay Winter: Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998) ISBN: 978-0521639880

Texts:

 

You will find all of the non-book texts for this course on the internet

 

September 10

Hobbs :

http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Hobbes.html

James I :

http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/JamesI.html

Richelieu :

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/richelie.htm

Saint-Simon :

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/17stsimon.html

 
September 17

Galileo :

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/galileo-tuscany.html

Newton :

http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Newton.html

Voltaire :

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1778voltaire-royalsoc.html

 
October 1

Rousseau :

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/275/

National Assembly :

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/rightsof.htm

De Gouges :

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/293/

Robespierre :

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/robespierre-terror.html

 
October 15

O’Connell :

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1836oconnell.html

Fichte :

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1806fichte.html

Mazzini :

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1852mazzini.html

 
November 5

Casement:

http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~jobrien/reference/ob73.html

Kaiser Wilhelm I:

http://www.h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/china.html

Kipling:

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/Kipling.html

Morel:

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1903blackburden.html

 
November 19

Hitler:

http://history.hanover.edu/courses/excerpts/111hitler.html

Mussolini:

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/mussolini-fascism.html

 
December 10

Churchill :

http://www.historyguide.org/europe/churchill.html

Kennan :

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/coldwar/documents/episode-1/kennan.htm

Novikov :

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/novikov.htm