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UNIT 23: People Shape the World

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Unit 17. Ideas Shape the World

How do ideas change the world? This unit traces the impact of European Enlightenment ideals in the American and Haitian revolutions and in South America. It also examines the revitalization of Islam expressed in the Wahhabi movement as it spread from the Arabian peninsula to Africa and Asia. It is related to Unit 23 because it explores some of the ideas that individuals used to effect social change in the past. more »

Unit 20. Imperial Designs

What lasting impacts did modern imperialism have on the world? The profound consequences of imperialism are examined in the South African frontier and Brazil, where politics, culture, industrial capitalism, and the environment were shaped and re-shaped. This unit is related to Unit 23 because imperialism frequently set the framework of European domination against which twentieth- century individuals would resist. more »

Unit 21. Colonial Identities

How did colonialism and eventual de-colonization mutually affect the colonizer and the colonized? From Zanzibar to India, colonial and post-colonial identities are examined through clothing. It is related to Unit 23 because it details an earlier period of resistance to colonial domination, in this case through material displays. more »





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