Section II: Short Essay –
Compose a short, two-three – (2-3) – paragraph essay (8-10 sentences in length each) in answer to one (1) of the following questions:
Choice A – Define nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe. Give and critically analyze one country-specific examples in your answer.
Choice B – Compare “old” and “new” imperialism in the context of the early modern and modern West.
Choice C – Explain the transition from a mercantilist to a capitalist economy in the late-early-modern West and use Sven Beckert’s book to support your answer.
Choice D – Explain and compare the historical significance of Sven Beckert’s concepts of war capitalism and industrial capitalism?
Choice E – What impact did European colonization (from the 1500s-1800s) have on non-western populations around the world?
Choice F – How did the Scientific Revolutions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries influence the Enlightenment movement of the eighteenth century?
Choice G – Discuss citizenship in the context of the French Revolution. Use the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen in your answer.
Choice H- Explain the role that slavery played in the history of early modern Atlantic World empire.
Section II: Long Essay –
Compose a long, four to five – (4-5) – paragraph essay (8-10 sentences in length each) in answer to one (1) of the following questions (support your answers with my lectures, the textbook, and all appropriate supplementary readings):
Choice A – How did cotton become global? Use Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton as a springboard for connecting his thesis to course material on nationalism, industrialization, and empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Choice B – Explain and analyze globalization in the late-nineteenth century with that of globalization in the 1100s-1300s.
Choice C – How did the French Revolution lay the foundations for the modern nation-state?
Choice D – What role did nationalism play in the development of modern states during the nineteenth century?
Choice E – What was the relationship between industrialization in the nineteenth century and Enlightenment-era thinking and ideas in the eighteenth century?
Choice F – Compare the political revolutions of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in the Atlantic World.
Choice G – Explain some of the positive and negative consequences of Enlightenment era thinking and politics.
Choice H – Discuss the relationship between religious toleration laws and political changes and reform in the early modern world.
Extra Credit: Optional Essay worth an additional 5 points on your assignment
Compose a short, two-three – (2-3) – paragraph essay (8-10 sentences in length each) in answer to the following question:
What have you learned in the course that’s been most meaningful to you? Why?
*Use a simple, MLA-style of parenthetical citation to reference course materials.
*Do not use any outside material; use only what has been made available to you through the course. Assignment will be automatically failed for including outside source material.