nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe

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 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 – (50% of the exam)

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 exam

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?

Grading Criteria

Thesis Statement-~10% 

Single statement laying out the argument of the essay. Should be obvious to reader and answer the question. The thesis is a “Roadmap.” You must tell me what you’re discussing in the essay. Hook your reader into the topic with a strong first sentence that answers the question.

Source Evidence-20% 

You should include direct, relevant references or quotes from some of the primary source materials you’ve read. Beyond referencing these texts, you should also explain the significance of the evidence you use from these texts.

Contextual Evidence-40% 

You should use the secondary sources (textbook and lectures) to provide relevant background/context for your essay.

*Use a simple, MLA-style of parenthetical citation to reference course materials.


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