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UNIT 20: Imperial Designs

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Unit 11. Early Empires

:What makes an "empire"? Through the Mongol empire, the Mali empire, and the Inka empire, this unit examines the construction of empires, their administrative structures, legitimating ideologies, and the environmental and technological conditions that shaped them. It is related to Unit 20 because it documents an earlier -and globally important -period of empire building. more »

Unit 19. Global Industrialization

How was the story of the industrial revolution a global process? Industrialization was and is a global process, not just a European or American story. This unit links Cuba, Uruguay, Europe, and Japan, examining the impact of industry on trade, environment, culture, technology, and lives around the world. It is related to Unit 20 because industrialization was a critical factor in allowing a few nation-states to become powerful enough to dominate much of the world through imperialism. more »

Unit 21. Colonial Identities

How did colonialism and eventual de-colonization mutually affect the colonizer and the colonized? From Zanzibar to India, colonial and post-colonial identities are examined through clothing. It is related to Unit 20 because it explores identity formation as it relates to imperialism. more »

Unit 24. Globalization and Economics

How have the forces of globalization shaped the modern world? This unit travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes wrought by globalization. It is related to Unit 20 because the process of imperialism accelerated economic globalization. more »





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