TAMU HIST 105 - Centers and Peripheries (5 pages)

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Centers and Peripheries


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Texas A&M University
Hist 105 - History Of The U S
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HIST 105 1nd Edition Lecture 3 Outline of last lecture I Two love songs II Dower article III Iraq war Outline of current lecture I Centers II Peripheries Course themes of Dower s article change continuity character In what ways did Dower expect Iraq s occupation to differ japans America is a nation that Believes in freedom has power diverse Historiography methods of historical research study and books These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute George Bancrof romantic nationalism flowery racist wordy philosophical ideals progress liberty Anglo Saxon destiny believed white people are superior and will prevail The History of the formation of the constitution of the US Charles Beard Progressive Historian An economic interpretation of the constitution of the United States He goes through Primary Sources Economic determinist Beard economic determination Bancrof philosophical ideas Sources Primary Beard went to public records Original documents Secondary Someone who writes a book based on other books All suspicious people always find more primary sources that may change the previous one Fredrick Jackson turner The aim of history then is to know the element of the present by understanding what came into the present from the past What characteristics are common to nationalism and religion Similar pride Physical monuments buildings symbols of religion American flag Analysis SPEC Social Race Class Gender Political Economic Cultural Reading peripheries centers and the Construction of Early modern American empires Hegemony leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others aggression or expansion by large nations Requirements of Empire Manage Support Defend Mercantilisms economical model export excess production how empires are started England makes more things than other countries import hard currency Fund standing military forces For our purposes

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