HIST W3956, Spring 2006, MW 5:40-6:55
Prof. Adam McKeown, x49121, email@example.com
Office Hours, M 2-4 and by appointment, Fayerweather 516
TA: Sam White: firstname.lastname@example.org
W: Jan 18:
M: Jan. 23
Eurasian Interactions, 1350-1750
Notes (with links to more maps and pictures)
W: Jan 25
What is Capitalism? What is the Market?
Marks, Origins of the Modern World, ch. 1-3.
C.A. Bayly, The Birth of the Modern World (Blackwell, 2004)
M: Jan 30
W: Feb 1
Trade Diasporas and Joint Stock Companies: Early Transnationals?
C.A. Bayly, "From Archaic Globalization to International Networks."
Ken Pomeranz, "Two Worlds of Trade, Two Worlds of Empire."
Pomeranz and Topik, The World that Trade Created, 28-43.
Janice Thomson, Mercenaries, Pirates and Sovereigns, 32-41.
Alfred Crosby, Columbian Exchange
____, Ecological Imperialism
Philip Curtin, Cross-Cultural Trade in World History
Jarod Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Andre Gunder Frank, ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age
John Richards, Unending Frontier: Environmental History of the Early Modern World
M: Feb 6
W: Feb 8
Janice Thomson, Mercenaries, Pirates and Sovereigns, 107-18, 143-49.
Letters exchanged between King George III and the Qianlong Emperor.
Letter from Lin Tse-hsu to Queen Victoria.
David Starkey, "Pirates and Markets."
Thomas Gallant, "Brigandage, Piracy, Capitalism, and State-Formation."
Jordan Goodman, "Excitiana: Or, How Enlightenment Europe took to Soft Drugs."
David Courtwright, Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World
Sydney Mintz, Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
C.R. Pennell, ed. Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader
Cark Trocki, Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy
M: Feb 13
Capitalism and Slavery
W: Feb 15
When Did Globalization Begin?
Kevin O’Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson, "When Did Globalization Begin?"
Dennis Flynn and Arturo Giráldez, "Path Dependence and the Birth of Globalization."
O’Rourke and Williamson, "Once More: When Did Globalization Begin?"
Flynn and Giráldez, "Born Again: Globalization’s Sixteenth-Century Origins"
M: Feb 20
W: Feb 22
Organization and Infrastructure
Marks, Origins of the Modern World, ch. 4.
Giovanni Arrighi, "The Global Market," 217-30.
Paul Bairoch, Economics and World History, 80-87.
Pomeranz and Topik, The World that Trade Created, 136-40, 214-35.
M: Feb 27
W: March 1
The Birth of Political Economy
David Ricardo on Comparative Advantage.
Richard Cobden, "Speech at Bradford."
Friedrich List, The National System of Political Economy, 107-32, 163-73, 365-71.
Marx & Engels, Communist Manifesto, ch. 1.
Fri, March 3. MID-TERM EXAM DUE at NOON
M: March 6
International Law and the Standard of Civilization
W: March 8
L. Oppenheim, International Law, 8-18, 30-34.
Theodore Roosevelt, "Expansion and Peace."
Fukuzawa Yukichi, "Outline of a Theory of Civilization," and "Good-Bye Asia."
Mohandas Gandhi, Hind Swaraj, selections.
C. Henry Alexandrowicz, An Introduction to the History of the Law of Nations in the East Indies.
Anthony Anghie, Imperialism, Soverignty and the Making of International Law.
Gerrit Gong, The Standard of "Civilization" in International Relations.
M: March 20
W: March 22
Measuring the Great Divergence
Marks, Origins of the Modern World, ch. 5.
Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, 16-31, 69-75.
Paul Bairoch, Economics and World History, 72-9, 88-97.
Angus Maddison, The World Economy, 44-7, plus comparative charts.
D.K. Fieldhouse, Economics and Empire, 459-77.
Mike Davis, Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World.
Michael Geyer and Charles Bright, "Global Violence and Nationalizaing Wars in Eurasia and America: The Geopolitics of War in the Mid-Nineteenth Century." Comparative Studies in Society and History 38 (1996): 619-57.
M: March 27
From WWI to Bretton Woods I: Socio-Political History
W: March 29
Max Millikan and W.W. Rostow, A Proposal: Key to an Effective Policy, 1-8, 33-42.
W.W. Rostow, The Stages of Economic Growth, 4-16.
Alvin So, Social Change and Development, 38-59.
James O’Connell, "The Concept of Modernization."
Giovanni Arrighi, "The Global Market," 231-47.
Christopher Chase-Dunn, Yukio Kawano and Benjamin Brewer, "Globalization since 1795: Waves of Integration in the World-System." American Sociological Review 65.1 (2000): 77-95.
M: April 3
W: April 5
Peter Taylor, Political Geography, 10-29, 113-43.
Kwame Nkrumah, Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism, ix-xix, 239-59.
Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Ideological Tensions of Capitalism: Universalism vs. Racism and Sexism."
Andre Gunder Frank, "The Development of Underdevelopment." Monthly Review 18 (1966): 17-31.
Immanuel Wallerstein, The Essential Wallerstein. New Press, 2000.
M: April 10
W: April 12
Timothy Mitchell, "Economics: Economists and the Economy in the Twentieth Century."
Edward Shils, "End of Ideology?"
Kwame Nkrumah, "The Myth of the ‘Third World’"
Timothy Mitchell, "The Object of Development: America’s Egypt."
Nanda Shrestha, "Becoming a Development Category."
D.K. Fieldhouse, The West and the Third World. (Blackwell, 1999)
Odd Arne Westad, The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times (2005).
M: April 17
W: April 19
Measuring Global Inequality since the 1940s.
World Bank Research Policy Report, Globalization, Growth and Poverty, 1-51.
Branko Milanovic, "The Two Faces of Globalization," and "Worlds Apart."
Paul Cammack, "The Governance of Global Capitalism."
Charles Bright and Michael Geyer, "Regimes of World Order." In Jerry Bentley, Renate Bridenthal and Anand Yang, eds., Interactions: Transregional Perspectives on World History (U. Hawai’I Press, 20005).
M: April 24
W: April 26
Globalization and Environment
Stephen Krasner, "Globalization and Sovereignty."
Robert Kaplan, "The Coming Anarchy."
Ann-Marie Slaughter, "The Real New World Order."
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.
Wolfgang Sachs, "Globalization and Sustainability."
Paul Wapner, "Greenpeace and Political Globalism."
Cato Institute, "10 Myths about Financial Derivatives"
Richard Duncan, The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Cure
Edward LiPuma and Benjamin Lee, Financial Derivatives and the Globalization of Risk.
J.R. McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth Century World (2000).
M: May 1
Does Globalization Have a History? So What If It Does?
Mon., May 8. FINAL EXAM and BOOK CRITIQUE DUE, NOON