Then and Now: Global History and Culture

Then and Now: Global History and Culture

"Then and Now" connects events from the past with today's news headlines. Current episodes are history topics from my global culture and history course. In 2006, the podcast started with students in my introductory global history and culture course at the Univ of Minn. Previous episodes reviewed history topics, special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its music, interviews with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events, and other topics. Episodes featured independent music artists. Share comments about the podcast with David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

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December 3, 2021

(Bonus) This document contains the instructions for the history simulation that applies Gandhi's principles to a contemporary protest issue.

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S14-E14 We apply Gandhi’s protest principles to contemporary issues of interest to the students. The audio provides a brief overview. The PDF document provides all the details about this highly engaging activity that has been done in class and online with equal success.

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S14-E13 We examine the consequences of imperialism for the Western countries and countries that were occupied.

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(Bonus) European colonialism and colonization was the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over other societies and territories, founding a
colony, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. For example, colonial policies, such as the type of rule implemented, the nature of investments, and the identity of the colonizers, are cited as impacting postcolonial states. Examination of the st...

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(Bonus) Postcolonialism is the critical academic study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, focusing on the human consequences of the control and exploitation of colonized people and their lands. More specifically, it is a critical theory analysis of the history, culture, literature, and discourse of (usually European) imperial power. Postcolonialism encompasses a wide variety of approaches, and theoreticians may ...

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(Bonus) Imperialism is a policy or ideology of extending the rule over peoples and other
countries, for extending political and economic access, power and control, often through employing hard power, especially military force, but also soft power. While related to the concepts of colonialism and empire, imperialism is a distinct concept that can apply to other forms of expansion and many forms of government.

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S14-E12 We examine Gandhi’s protest movement against British imperialism in episode three of the five-part series. We will apply his protest principles in episode five where we apply what was learned to today’s protest issues.

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S14-E11 We delve into different types of western imperialism and what motivated them in part two of this five-part series.

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(Bonus) These are the readings for the series Western Imperialism. The guide provides the discussion questions that we explore during the lectures.

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(Bonus) These are the PowerPoint slides used throughout the five-part series on Western Imperialism.

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S14-E10 We will explore imperialism by Western Europe in this five-part series. In this episode, we delve into the cycle of imperialism and the various motivations for the countries.

In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, a copy of the PowerPoint slides and a reading guide with questions for the articles read by the students to explore more deeply the topic.

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S14-E09 In part six, I complete my review of the impact of the Industrial Revolution with new political theories. We explore the connections between early political theories and those that operate today and can be seen through media reports. In some cases, the names of the political systems have not changed over time. Today’s debates between the Democrats and Republications on the role of the government in the lives of its citizens...

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S14-E08 In part five, I continue the impact of the Industrial Revolution with a review of the new economic theories. We explore the connections between early economic theories and those that operate today and can be seen through media reports. Today’s debates between the Democrats and Republications on the role of the government in the lives of its citizens trace their origins back to this time period. The next podcast episode cont...

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S14-E07 In part four, I continue the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the creation of new social classes such as the working class. We explore the positives and negatives of the IR upon the average people who work in the factories and live in the urban landscape. We do part of this review through popular literature at the time that offer a social critique. The next podcast episode continues with reviewing the new economic the...

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June 18, 2021 22 min

S14-E06 In part three, I focus on the impact of the Industrial Revolution on six areas of society: the shift from farm to factory, population growth, urbanization, creation of new social classes, development of new economic theories, and development of new political theories. We stop at the end of my review of urbanization. The next episode continues this review of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on society.

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S14-E05 In part two, I focus on why England was the leader of the Industrial Revolution. The confluence of geographical advantages, its previous dominance as a sea power, economic wealth, and other advantages help to explain why they were the leader in Western Europe. The next episode will focus on the impact of the Industrial Revolution on society.

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(Bonus PDF) This reading guide provides a foundation for the students as they explore the Industrial Revolution unit. In this course, students were not required to purchase an expensive textbook. 

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(Bonus PDF) Lecture PowerPoint slides for the Industrial Revolution unit for all six parts. To get the maximum value of the lectures, follow along with the PP slides as I talk about each of them.

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S14-E04 I feature the Industrial Revolution in Western Europe and dig deeper to make the connections with current events and the history forces that shaped and caused it. In part one, I first provide an overview of the unit. I recommend that you download the student PowerPoint slide handout to follow along. I connect the history forces that helped to cause the Industrial Revolution and the reasons that I focus on Western Europe and...

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(Bonus PDF) The Nine History Forces are applied to strife being experienced in Franch today. See the history forces listed in the margins of the paragraphs. This is an example of what will occur during my history lectures throughout the course. 

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