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Colonization and Independence in Africa

Jo Fisher

Students explore Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and consider the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies. Students consider the ways Africans responded to European colonialism.

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The French Revolution

Jo Fisher

Students trace the history of France during this epoch and explore France’s political and social organization, as well as its competition for empire, its financial crises, and the efforts to reshape French society.

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Confronting Genocide:
Never Again?

Jo Fisher

Students explore the evolution of the international community’s response to genocide and examine how the U.S. has responded to six cases of genocide.

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The Haitian Revolution

Jo Fisher

Students trace the development of the American colonial world and one of the greatest wealth-producing colonies in world history. They consider the groups involved in the conflict and reflect on the legacies of one of the most successful revolts of enslaved people in history.

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The Russian Revolution

Jo Fisher

This is a major, must-have overhaul and replacement for this popular unit. Students explore the events leading up to Lenin and the Bolsheviks’ assumption of power; the political and economic conditions that led to the fall of the Tsar; and the competing political ideologies in revolutionary-era Russia.

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Westward Expansion:
A New History

Jo Fisher

Students explore the transformation of North America in the nineteenth century and probe this complicated and violent history, considering the major events and policies that accompanied U.S. growth and the effects at a local level.

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