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HIST 152 - Crises, Reform, and Revolution: 1st Step – What Do You Need?

Information resources on selected traditional societies that faced social and economic crises in the second half of the 19th century.

On Getting the Right Information for the Task

You're busy. And you have to get ready for your History 152 Debate assignment. Before you research anything, take a few minutes to figure out exactly what you need to find out.

  • Read your assignment carefully.
  • Ask clarifying questions.
  • Make a list of what you need to know.

Some Information on the Assignment

Students will be doing an in-class "debate" about traditional societies that were facing social and economic crises in second half othe 19th century, mainly the histories of:

Qing Dynasty in China
The British colonization of India
The Meiji Restoration in Japan
The Ottoman Empire and the Tanzimat
Tsarist Russia

The students will work in groups to represent a specific society. They will explain the crises their society faced, how they responded, and discuss whether or not the crisis and responses amounted to a "revolution." 

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