HIST 202 / HUMN 202: The West from the Enlightenment to the 21st Century (Rev. C5/C5) Report a Broken Link

Unit 1: The Eighteenth Century: An Age of Enlightenment (1700–1800)

The Renaissance, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment: Civilizations and Ideas. Films on Demand. 2016.
SXSW. Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now: Reason Science Humanism Progress, (2018, June 28). [YouTube video].
“Women and Enlightenment Science,” In Our Times BBC Radio, 2010.
Discussion Forum
Displacement and Identity (from a documentary We’re Still Here). Films On Demand. 2020.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Steven Pinker Wants you To Know Humanity Is Doing Just Fine. Just Don’t Ask About Individual Humans
Unenlightened Thinking: Steven Pinker’s Embarrassing New Book Is a Feeble Sermon for Rattled Liberals
It’s Official, Steven Pinker Is Full of Shit

Unit 2: The Eighteenth Century: European States, International Wars, And Social Change (1700–1789)

CrashCourse. Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19. (2019, September 16). [YouTube video].
The Fall of Quebec. Films On Demand. 2017.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
What Is Enlightened Absolutism? What Does Enlightened Absolutism Mean?
Frederick the Great
18th Century Warfare: Crash Course European History #20

Unit 3: The Era of The American and French Revolutions (1765–1815)

American History's Biggest Fibs: The American Revolution. Films On Demand, 2019.
Changes in Society: Heroes of the Enlightenment. Films On Demand. 2012.
Discussion Forum
The Widenfeld-Hoffman Trust.The French Revolution in a Global Perspective, (2014, June 3). [YouTube video].
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
David Ramsay
Founding Mothers: Mercy Otis Adam
Lynn Hunt

Unit 4: The Industrial Revolution and its Impact on Society (1760–1850)

Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here. Films On Demand. 2013. 
Progressive Ideologies: Imperialism, Nationalism, Capitalism, Egalitarianism. Films Media Group, Films On Demand. 2011.
Clark, Anne. “The Struggle for the Breeches. Conflict in Plebeian Marriage.” In The Struggle for the Breeches. Gender and the Making of the British Working Class, pp. 63–87.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
Tosh, John. “The Middle-Class Household.” In A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England pp. 11–26. London: Yale University Press, 1999.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Dr. Craig Heron Question 2 - Origins of the Industrial Revolution in Canada
Dr. Craig Heron
Meet the Journalist: Saul G. Elbein
An Introduction to Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations A Macat Economics Analysis
Economic Inequality in America

Unit 5: Reaction, Revolution and Romanticism (1815–1850)

Romanticism: Imagining Freedom. Films On Demand. 2005.
“In Their Own Write: Notes from the Congress of Vienna.” Sunday Feature, BBC Sounds. 2015.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
The Congress of Vienna
Partis Peace Conference
Greek history - Figures and Events of the Greek Revolution
Reform and Revolution 1815-1848: Crash Course European History #25
Creole Peoples and Language
Romanticism: An Art Movement
Mary Shelley (2017)

Unit 6: An Age of Nationalism and Realism (1850–1871)

Moral Mission. Films On Demand. 2016
No Gods, No Masters—Part One: The Passion For Destruction (1840–1906). Films On Demand. 2016.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
What Is a Nation? (Ernest Gellner's theory)
Jeremy Paxman interviews historian Eric Hobsbawm in 2002 - BBC Newsnight
The reforms of Alexander II completely changed the country
Italian and German Unification: Crash Course European History #27
The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

Unit 7: Mass Society In An “Age of Progress” (1871–1894)

Juergensmeyer, Mark, ed. Thinking Globally: A Global Studies Reader. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.  Section: Peter Stearns, “The 1850s as Turning Point: The Birth of Globalization?" pp. 206–209. Section: Eric Hobsbawm: “The Nation as Novelty.” pp. 209–213.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Chapter 3. Urban, Industrial, and Divided: Socio-Economic Change, 1867-1920 (Canadian History: Post Confederation)
The World Today: Imagined Communities - On British Nationalism

Unit 8: An Age of Modernity, Anxiety and Imperialism (1894–1914)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Margaret MacMillan: European Society and War 1814-1914. (2014, February 5). [YouTube video]. (Watch from 5:30 to 53:00)
Discussion Forum
Al Jazeera English. How Does Colonialism Shape the World We Live In? | The Stream, (2009, Dember 9). [YouTube video],
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Deadly Science
The Dreyfus Affair
Scramble for Africa
History vs. Sigmund Freud - Todd Dufresne
Modern Thought and Culture in 1900: Crash Course European History #31

Unit 9: The Beginning of the Twentieth Century Crisis: War and Revolution (1914–1919)

Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War, (2014, April 23).  [YouTube video].
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
World War I: The War in Europe
History of 1918 Flu Pandemic
The Flu That Killed 50 Million

Unit 10: The Futile Search for Stability: Europe Between the Wars (1919–1939)

Gresham College. The Treaty of Versailles a Hundred Years Later, (2019, June 4). [YouTube video].
Who Let the Dictators Out? Episode 3. Films On Demand. 2016
Surrealist Film: The Stuff of Dreams. Films On Demand. 2005
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Treaty of Versailles
Peace, Diplomacy, and Reparation: Wilson's Fourteen Points and the Treaty of Versailles
The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33
Roots of Nazi Ideology
The Weimar Republic: Germany's First Democracy
Key Historical Concepts in Holocaust Education: The Totalitarian Regime
"Jazz Me Blues" is a jazz composition written by Tom Delaney, and it is a jazz standard. This instrumental version was recorded by Original Dixieland Jass Band on May 3, 1921, in New York. (Wikimedia Commons).

Unit 11: The Deepening of the European Crisis: World War II (1939–1945)

Eternal Beauty? The Story of the Third Reich Through Its Own Propaganda. Films On Demand. 2003.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Vladimir Putin Wants to Rewrite the History of World War II
Russia removes memorial to Katyn Massacre in new attack on historical truth
Why Hungary’s state-sponsored schoolbooks have teachers worried
The Kielce Pogrom: A Blood Libel Massacre of Holocaust Survivors
Two Barns – English Version
Holocaust Denial and Distortion
Anti-Facism & Far Right (Twitter)
Critical Thnking Explained
The Munich Agreement
September, 1939. Secret Supplementary Protocols of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Non-Aggression Pact, 1939
"The Gathering Storm." (World War II in Colour)
"Lightening War" (World War II in Colour)
General Plan Ost
March on Russia
The Development of the "Final Solution"
Key Historical Concepts in Holocaust Education: Approaches in Holocaust Research
A deathcamp operated after 1945 in the area of today’s Bratislava – Film about the Ligetfalu massacre
Videos for Essay Topics D1 and D2
Neville Chamberlain Did the Right Thing. intelligencesquared.com
The Allied Bombing of German Cities in World War II Was Unjustifiable. intelligencesquared.com

Unit 12: Cold War and a New Western World (1945–1965)

Cold War in Europe and Asia: The Cold War. Films On Demand. 2015.
Selling Ideologies – Cold War Propaganda: The Cold War. 2015.
Bunkers, Brutalism, and Bloody-Mindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades—Part 2. Films On Demand. 2020.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Truman Doctrine
Marshall Plan Speech
Brutalism: What Is It and Why Is It Making a Comeback?
Brutal buildings: The architecture of Eastern Europe
Unité d’habitation
Walter Mignolo: Global Coloniality and the Word Disorder
Decolonization: Crash Course European History #43

Unit 13: Protest and Stagnation: The Western World (1965–1985)

1968: A Year of War, Turmoil & Beyond. Films On Demand. 2018.
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (1960s–1970s): Superheroes—A Never Ending Battle. Films On Demand. 2013.
Haris, Katherina. “The Legacy and Lessons of the 1960s.” In The New Left: Legacy and Continuity, edited by Dimitrios Roussopoulos, 87–104. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2017.
Discussion Forum
Belcourt, Billy-Rae. "To Be at the Mercy of the Sky." C: International Contemporary Art 136 (Winter 2018).
Billy-Ray Belcourt
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Aug. 28, 1955 - Emmett Till, Age 14, Abducted and Murdered
Reflections on the Greensboro Lunch Counter
Martin Luther King Jr. | A Crusader For Liberation | Biography
Generation Rising
Great Women's Rights Movement Footage - 1970s
After Stonewall: Ameria's LGBT Movement
The Briggs initiative: A Scary Proposition
History & the Arts – Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell (6/6)
Animating Post-Structuralism
Postmodern Architecture

Unit 14: After the Fall: The Western World in a Global Age (1985–2020)

End of the West. Films On Demand. Films Media Group. 2015.
Lafond, Jean-Daniel. The End of Certainties. National Film Board of Canada. 2020.
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Francis Fukuyama on the End of History | Munich Security Conference 2020
Michael Ignatieff: Liberal vs. Illiberal Democracies
Liberalism Lost - 30 Years After the Fall of the Wall | Ivan Krastev | RSA Replay
The Making of Merkel
Exodus: The Journey Continues
Islamophobia in Germany

Unit 15: 2020 Pandemic and Racial Inequality (2020–2021)

The Difference between Being 'Not Racist' and Antiract, [YouTube video], (2020, June17).
Centre for Race and Culture Webinars. Systemic Racism and Indigenous Communities in Alberta, (2020, October 20). [YouTube Video].
Centre for Race and Culture Webinars. Systematic and Institutional Racism in Canada, (2020, July 27). [YouTube video].
“13th. Full Feature.” (2020, April 17). [YouTube video].
Black Lives Matter. Films On Demand. 2017.
Centre for Race and Culture Webinars. Exploring the Impacts of the Pandemic on Immigrant Communities. (2020, September 29).  [YouTube video].
Cross, Fernanda L., and Odessa Gonzalez Benson. “The Coronavirus Pandemic and Immigrant Communities: A Crisis That Demands More of the Social Work Profession.” Affilia 36, no. 1 (February 2021): 113–19.
Starblanket, Gina, and Dallas Hunt. “COVID-19, The Numbered Treaties and The Politics of Life.” Yellowhead Institute, June 2020. 
Supplementary Readings, Videos, and Podcasts
Ibram Kendi
World Health Organization's COVID-19 page
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity
White Supremacy and the Far Right in North America and the UK
The Significance of the Trayvon Martin Case
TEDTalks: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi: An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter
White Supremacy is a Weapon of Mass Incarceration for Indigenous and Black Peoples in Canada
Patrisse Culors
Exploring the Impacts of the Pandemic on Immigrant Communities

Essay Types

Compare and Contrast Essay
Cause and Effect Essay
Position Essay