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1999-2000: Comparative Revolutions
November 1999: People, Nations, and Cultures in Revolutionary Change
What is the historic and political framework in which we can analyze and compare national revolutions?
What kinds of revolutions are there?
Does a revolution leading to independence differ from one that seeks to change goverance?
Origins, stages, and consequences of the American Revolution
, Tufts University: "
Revolutions and Modernity
Alan K. Henrikson
, Tufts University: "The American Revolution, Then, and the World's Youth Today"
, Director, MGEP: "Updating Materials and Resources on the American Revolution"
, Lexington High School: "A Geographic Perspective on the American Revolution"
, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School: "Strategies for Teaching the American Revolution"
February 2000: Revolution from Within: France and Russia
The French Revolution and what it owes to the American Revolution. The rise of a proletariat. The end of divine monarchy.
The Russian Revolution and the rise of international communism. Collectivization and forced industrialization.
Thomas J. MacDonough
, Professor, Senior Lecturer, History Dept., Northeastern University: "The French Revolution: The Beginning of Modern History"
, Professor, Director of Harvard Center for Russian and East European Studies: "The Russian Revolution, Lenin, the Bolsheviks, and the Creation of a One-Party State"
, Director, MGEP: "Updating Resources on the French and Russian Revolutions"
, Essex Agricultural Charter School: "Teaching Decision Making: A Munich Conference Simulation."
, Westford Academy: "Invented Traditions, A Comparison of Soviet Posters and Mexican Murals"
April 2000: Revolutions in China, Latin America and Africa
Chinese resistance to colonialism; Kuomintang vs. communists; the Chinese Revolution
Wars of revolution in Latin America; social and economic stratification
On-going revolution in Africa, and the consequences of imperialism and colonialism
, The Fletcher School: "
Revolution in India: Dreams and Reality
, The Fletcher School: "China's Century of Revolutions"
, Director, MGEP: "Updating Materials and Resources"
, Hingham High School: "Teaching Strategies for Comparing the Chinese Revolution with other 20th Century Revolutions"
, Newton North High School: "Another Look at Revolutions: Kenya, India, and Vietnam"
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