A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present (3rd ed.) by Reid, Richard J. (ebook)
A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present, 3rd Edition is an excellent introduction to the subject for undergraduate students in relevant courses, and for general readers with interest in modern African history and current affairs.
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Like the history of Africa, military history on the continent is often divided by region. North Africa was part of the Mediterranean cultures and was integral to the military history of classical antiquity, and East Africa has historically had various states which have often warred with some the world's most powerful. The military history of modern Africa may be divided into three broad time periods: pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial.
An introductory course designed to provide students with the basic tools necessary to successfully compete for external grant funds. The focus of the course is public history grants, although the skills and knowledge presented will also benefit historians who propose professional development proposals on research and study plans.
A study of the cultural and political history of Russia from the reign of Peter the Great to the present, emphasizing trends in the nineteenth century which culminated in the Bolshevik Revolution. Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 5463 or equivalent.
A treatment of African history since 1600, dealing with the development of African states in sub Saharan Africa up to present African nations. Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 5703 or equivalent.
The history and development of American regional and national culture from the early republic to the present. Topics include antebellum nationalism and regional cultures, slave and slaveholding culture, the rise of consumerism, popular and intellectual aesthetic and artistic development, and the evolution of American mass, commercial, and popular culture through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This course examines the unique role and contribution of African Americans in the overall development of American history from the colonial era to the present. Topics include African societies; black colonial life; the institution of slavery, and African American responses to slavery; the free black community; African American cultural, political, and economic development; issues of assimilation, separatism, and African American responses to institutional racism; the Civil Rights Movement, and recent developments. Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 5123.
A survey of Native American history from the Archaic period to the present. This course will present an interpretation of the historical experience of the diverse nations native to North America utilizing an ethno- historical approach. Some emphasis will be placed on the formation and operation of United States government policy regarding Native Americans in both the 19th and 20th centuries. Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 5143.
A study of the history of Arkansas from prehistoric times to the present, noting political, social, economic, and cultural trends. Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 5153 or equivalent.
This course concerns the history and development of law, legal institutions, and legal culture in the United States from its colonial origins to the present day, with emphasis on constitutional case law and the interaction of law with the overall development of American society.
This course examines the history of working people-men and women, paid and unpaid, of various racial and ethnic groups, in diverse geographic regions-primarily from the Early Republic to the present. This study will include a review of changes in work environments due to industrialization, unionization, and legal decisions.
A social history of the lives of women in the American South from approximately 1700 to the present which examines their lifestyles, economic, and family roles. This study includes, but is not limited to, experiences of Arkansas women.
World Economic History traces the development of the modern global economy from the late middle ages to the present. Special attention is given to the emergence of capitalism in Europe and its migration to other parts of the world. Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 5483 or equivalent.
A study of Christianity, from its beginnings to the present day, focusing especially on ancient Mediterranean, medieval European, and modern American Christian traditions. Emphasis will be on the interaction between individual beliefs, group identity, and institutional forces, how each have been shaped by broader social, political and cultural contexts, and finally how these interactions have resulted in profound changes for the Christian religion.
Development of western civilization from 1550 CE to the present. Comparison of liberal modernization of the West with the conservative modernization in Central, East and Southeast Europe. Political, economic, social, intellectual, and artistic developments of that period. Particular attention to understanding dynamics that produce pluralistic mass societies such as Great Britain and France, and authoritarian mass societies such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. 4 lectures.
The social, cultural, constitutional, and political history of African American, Asian American, Native American, Latinx and other underrepresented groups. Not open to students with credit in HIST 201 or HIST 202. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area D1 and USCP.
Survey of California history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Native American culture, Spanish imperialism, the Mexican War, gold rush, immigration, dominance of the Southern Pacific Railroad, progressivism, growth of Los Angeles, and California's impact on national and world economy and politics. 4 lectures. Fulfills USCP.
Comparative history of Western and non-Western societies in global perspective. Examines the history of cross-cultural exchange, interaction, and conflict in the making of the modern world, concentrating on economic, political, and cultural transformations that facilitated and emerged from imperialism. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 223. Fulfills GE Area D2 (GE Area D2 or GE Area D3 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).
Comparative history of the causes and consequences of global warfare for diverse societies and individuals from prehistory to the present. Relationships between global warfare and environment, technology, migration, economics, politics, religion, art, popular culture, law, ethnicity, class, and gender. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area D2 (GE Area D2 or GE Area D3 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).
A history of the development of witchcraft ideas, persecutions, and skepticism in the western world from 1400 to 1800, focusing on the legal, economic, social, and intellectual currents that produced, fired, and eventually ended the phenomenon. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).
Intellectual and cultural history of Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. Liberalism, radical thought, feminism, evolutionary theory, psycho-analysis, structuralism, existentialism, and postmodernism. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).
Social, economic and political history of Latin America from the 19th century to the present. Historical development of economic structures and political and cultural institutions in the region, including Central America, the Hispanic Caribbean, and South America. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).
History of the intellectual, social, and cultural changes in the early modern period known as the 'Scientific Revolution.' Main topics include the Copernican Revolution, mechanical philosophy, natural history, and the social and material practices of early modern science. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 350. Fulfills GE Upper-Division D (GE Area D5 for students on the 2019-20 or earlier catalogs).
Japan's development as a modern state (1800-2000 CE). Themes include Japan's engagement with modernity and nationalism, the emperor system, Japanese imperialist expansion, and postwar reconstruction of Japanese society. 3 lectures and research project.
Chinese history in the twentieth century: the fall of the Qing Dynasty and founding of Republic of China in 1912, problems of imperialism and modernity, Chinese Communist Party and People's Republic of China since 1949. 3 lectures and research project.
Examination of 20th century Chinese history through the use of Chinese feature films. Films (with English subtitles) serve as main texts for understanding the tremendous changes in modern Chinese history, and the evolving relationships between film and Chinese society. 4 lectures.
Comparative history of prostitution from antiquity to present. Analysis of prostitution from social, cultural, political, gendered and economic perspectives. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/WGQS 421. Formerly WGS 421.
History of the Indian Ocean from pre-Islamic times to the present. Exploration of unity and diversity of interconnected societies of the sea and shores of the Indian Ocean. Examination of geography, trade, travel, naval power and exploration in the political, religious, cultural, maritime and economic history of this vital region. 4 lectures.
Consideration of major themes in human interactions with the environment from the colonial period to the present. Major topics include: changing subsistence systems; the environmental impact of industrialization; conservation and sustainability; and the rise of modern environmental movements. 3 lectures and a research project.
The female past in the modern period of U.S. history. Considers how transformations in gender roles are reflective of other significant changes in American culture and society. Emphasis on class, race, and ethnic variations in women's experience. 3 lectures and research project. Crosslisted as HIST/WGQS 435. Fulfills USCP. Formerly WGS 435.