Skip to content

Spring Classes

This coming Spring (2009) I’ll be teaching “Famines and the Modern World” (Hist 480) and “Modern Mexico” (Hist 411/511). I’m thrilled to teach two classes that are so closely connected with my research interests on living standards, food supply, and state building in Mexico at the time of independence.

Famines and the Modern World is a seminar oriented toward the publication of a research-based paper. The idea is built on (i.e. glorified rip off) Mike Davis’ Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Origins of the Third World. We start out with Davis to set the framework, and then we move on to journal articles and book chapters that expand and defy Davis’ thesis that famine was functional to the establishment of colonial hegemony in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and set the basis for the current gap between poor and rich countries. We then complicate this picture by analyzing other cases of famine in the 20th century Africa, Asia and Europe. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to get training from library personnel to explore the multiple resources available in BGSU to do the research for this paper.

I am writing a new syllabus for my Modern Mexico class. The purpose of this course is to explore the historical roots of the juncture in which Mexico is today. Despite a competitive and open political system, many (if not most) still find that their voice and their vote do not count. Despite immense opportunities to do business  and amass wealth, most Mexicans lack opportunities of education and employment. Despite the deeply rooted personal, economic and government links with the United States, the big Northern neighbor is still perceived a threat as much as an opportunity. The interplay of these three factors (namely struggles for popular participation, economic development and US influence) has shaped the course of Mexican history and still constraints the decision making in the present day. For this reason, I’m tempted to do this class in reverse chronological order, starting out with Mexico today and then move backwards. While the syllabus is still in preparation, I’m leaning toward using Tutino’s From Insurrection to Revolution, Azuela’s The Underdogs, Gonzáles’s The Mexican Revolution, Moretty’s Our Man in Mexico, and Haber’s Mexico Since 1980, as well as fragments from literary works. (Outdated: see more recent posts.)

55 thoughts on “Spring Classes

  1. Kevin
    3:40 am - 10-21-2008

    No more modern world history? That was a really good class you taught!

  2. achallu
    9:14 am - 10-21-2008

    Thanks Kevin!
    I regularly teach Modern World in Falls. But the Famine class is like Modern World on steroids, stronger on research and focused on the growing global disparity.

  3. Kevin
    6:47 pm - 10-21-2008

    Well it sounds interesting but depressing all at once.

  4. سئو
    2:39 pm - 4-28-2018

    Great post thanks a lot

  5. خرید بلیط هواپیما
    2:40 pm - 4-28-2018

    It’s really amazing that we can record what our visitors do on our site. Thanks for sharing this awesome guide. I’m happy that I came across with your site this article is on point,thanks again and have a great day. Keep update more information..

  6. نمایندگی تعمیرات ال جی
    2:40 pm - 4-28-2018

    This person has a very good history.

  7. تلویزیون شهری
    2:48 pm - 4-28-2018

    It’s really amazing that we can record what our visitors do on our site. Thanks for sharing this awesome guide. I’m happy that I came across with your site this article is on point,thanks again and have a great day. Keep update more information..

  8. canon printer driver
    1:58 pm - 7-4-2018

    awesome articles to be read…

  9. canon printer driver
    1:58 pm - 7-4-2018

    Nogle gange mangler der noget fra mine observationer. Og kommentér det perfekte, hvad der er blevet præsenteret. Jeg svarer normalt med stor entusiasme og længde for at gøre tingene mere klare. Jeg indbefatter undertiden også skrivehenvisninger, som jeg bruger, når der er indvendinger eller afvigelser.

  10. canon printer driver
    1:59 pm - 7-4-2018

    Soms ontbreekt er iets in mijn waarnemingen. En becommentarieer dat perfect is wat is gepresenteerd. Ik beantwoord meestal met veel enthousiasme en lengte om dingen duidelijker te maken. Ik neem soms ook verwijzingen op die ik gebruik wanneer er bezwaren of afkeuringen zijn.

  11. canon driver
    1:59 pm - 7-4-2018

    Sometimes there may be something missing from my observations. And comment that perfect what has been presented. I usually answer with great enthusiasm and length to make things clearer. I sometimes also include writing references that I use when there are objections or disapprovals.

  12. canon driver free
    2:00 pm - 7-4-2018

    Kelkfoje eble io mankas de miaj observoj. Kaj komentu tion perfekta kio estis prezentita. Mi kutime respondas kun granda entuziasmo kaj longeco por fari pli klarajn aĵojn. Mi foje ankaŭ inkluzivas skribajn referencojn, kiujn mi uzas kiam estas kontoj aŭ malaproboj.

  13. canon driver free
    2:00 pm - 7-4-2018

    free canon driver

  14. gta 5 apk
    2:01 pm - 7-4-2018

    Mõnikord võib minu tähelepanekutest midagi puudu olla. Ja kommenteerige, mis on täiuslik, mis on esitatud. Tavaliselt vastan väga entusiasmi ja pikkusega, et muuta asjad selgemaks. Mõnikord lisan mõnda viidete kirjutamist, mida kasutan vastuväidete või tagasilükkamiste korral.

  15. gta 5 apk
    2:01 pm - 7-4-2018

    Minsan maaaring may nawawalang bagay mula sa aking mga obserbasyon. At magkomento na perpekto ang ipinakita. Karaniwan kong sinasagot na may malaking sigasig at haba upang gawing mas malinaw ang mga bagay. Kasama ko rin kung minsan ang mga sanggunian sa pagsusulat na ginagamit ko kapag may mga pagtutol o hindi pag-apruba.

  16. apkmirror
    2:02 pm - 7-4-2018

    nice reading on here

  17. apk download
    2:02 pm - 7-4-2018

    love your mother and pray to her

  18. smadav 2019 free
    2:03 pm - 7-4-2018

    visit us to download protection

  19. antivirus download
    2:03 pm - 7-4-2018

    Joskus havaintoani puuttuu jotain. Ja kommentoida, että täydellinen mitä on esitetty. Vastaukseni yleensä suurella innostuksella ja pituudella, jotta asiat selviäisivät. Käytän joskus myös kirjoitusviitteitä, joita käytän, kun on vastaväitteitä tai hylkäämisiä.

  20. nowoczesny film ślubny
    11:17 pm - 7-24-2018

    nowoczesny film ślubny

  21. Fotografia Ślubna Śląsk
    11:17 pm - 7-24-2018

    Fotografia Ślubna Śląsk

  22. HP DeskJet 3755 Driver
    7:25 pm - 10-19-2019

    Very interesting this article to read

  23. driver printer hp
    7:27 pm - 10-19-2019

    driver printer hp

  24. driver printer canon
    7:29 pm - 10-19-2019

    driver printer canon

  25. Rota Print
    5:57 pm - 2-26-2020

    old but gold

  26. powerline io
    1:32 pm - 3-2-2020

    Your post is great and engaging, the content is very practical, and gets people’s attention. Thank you for sharing.

  27. How To Get Your Lost Love Back
    9:43 pm - 3-30-2020

    Thank you very much for this useful math solution. It was very helpful to me. I can now solve problems like this in an easy way

  28. Get your come back to my lost lover
    10:10 pm - 3-30-2020

    Your blog website was helpful and Informative. I have seen your blog topic is well written Interesting.

  29. buy cialis
    3:00 pm - 4-7-2020
  30. How To Remove Vashikaran
    8:43 pm - 4-28-2020

    thanks for the information. It’s very complete information. I will bookmark for next reference.

  31. Online Love Problem Solutions Astrologer in India
    9:48 pm - 4-28-2020

    Thank you so much for this. I really appreciate it.

  32. Love Problem Solutions
    11:38 pm - 4-28-2020

    I would like to say thanks for share an interesting and informative post. keep posting ..

  33. hydroxychloroquine cost
    10:03 am - 5-11-2020

    hydroxychloroquine cost

  34. دانلود آهنگ علیرضا طلیسچی ای دل غافل
    10:07 pm - 6-5-2020

    یکی دونم تویی چراغ خونم تویی

    غیر خودت ولش کن

    هرکی اومد دکش کن خندید خندید دیگه دست خودم نیست اگه فهمید

    ای غافل چیکار تو با دل دیگه عقلم کامل دادم از دست

    ای دل غافل بکش منت عشقو بفهمون به دلش یه چیزی هست

    دانلود آهنگ علیرضا طلیسچی ای دل غافل

  35. Vashikaran Specialist Astrologer
    11:23 am - 6-19-2020

    Very philosophic as discussion. But I must say that it is debate that change things. Anyway, very good article, thanks for the share.

  36. دانلود آهنگ علی زند وکیلی آخرین آواز
    7:29 pm - 6-26-2020

    هرچی بخندم بازم حالم خوش نیست

    تکیه دادم به خودم دردمو گفتم به خودم

    گریه کردم همه ی بغضمو خالی نشدم

    کسی نیست با نفسش حال دلم فرق کنه

    کسی نیست دردمو توی بغلش غرق کنه
    دانلود آهنگ علی زند وکیلی آخرین آواز

  37. دانلود آهنگ مهراد جم چرا ساکتی
    7:33 pm - 6-26-2020

    نمیشه هیشکی که تو جای تو با کسی پر نمیشه دیگه نیست مث تو

    تو مگه دوستم نداشتی چرا رفتی تنهام گذاشتی

    دور شدی تو بی بهونه هیشکی مث تو یه من که پاش نیست

    تو مگه دوستم نداشتی پیشم میموندی غم نداشتی
    دانلود آهنگ مهراد جم چرا ساکتی

  38. daamaze.
    10:22 am - 6-27-2020

    مددگار معلومات کی منتقلی کےلئے شکریہ.درآمد گھڑیاں پہلی کاپی

  39. chloroquine phosphate fish tank cleaner
    9:55 pm - 7-6-2020

    chloroquine phosphate fish tank cleaner

  40. Vashikaran Specialist
    8:38 pm - 7-8-2020

    مددگار معلومات کی منتقلی کےلئے شکریہ.درآمد گھڑیاں پہلی کاپی

  41. Buy Essay Online Cheap
    8:12 am - 7-18-2020

    Great info. Thank you for sharing this fascinating information are a lot of people looking for posts like this. I have received quite a lot of news from this article.

  42. Return Of Xander Cage Jackets
    8:14 am - 7-18-2020

    this article is very useful for me, thank you for sharing it..

  43. Anderson
    4:29 pm - 8-4-2020

    Our risk assessment company smart system track cyber threats and vulnerabilities to vanish them instantly.

  44. prednisolone 20 mg for dogs
    10:53 pm - 8-7-2020

    prednisolone 20 mg for dogs

  45. hydroxychloroquine 2020
    10:53 pm - 8-10-2020

    hydroxychloroquine 2020

  46. januvia like medication
    10:08 pm - 8-19-2020

    januvia like medication

  47. cialis no prescription
    5:13 am - 9-1-2020

    cialis no prescription

  48. generic azithromycin
    1:09 am - 9-5-2020

    generic azithromycin

  49. 황제투어
    7:18 am - 9-7-2020

    Excellent blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on 황제투어evrything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there thatI’m completely confused .. Any ideas? Bless you!

  50. generic sildenafil cost
    1:45 pm - 9-17-2020

    generic sildenafil cost

  51. Fur Shearling Bomber Jacket
    6:33 pm - 9-19-2020

    The B-17 and B-24 bombers that were flown over Europe were not climate-controlled, so pilots and aircrew were exposed to extreme cold temperatures as they climbed to high altitudes

  52. boxnovel
    3:02 pm - 10-6-2020

    I really like the types of articles written in plain text so that everyone can understand it and people can understand what message the author wants to convey. Your style is unique but easy to understand what you want to say in this discussion.

  53. Free Porn
    2:35 pm - 10-23-2020


  54. Nancy Clegg
    3:09 pm - 11-20-2020

    Thanks for sharing the content. The blog is amazing. Appreciated!!!

  55. pay to take my class
    3:22 pm - 11-30-2020

    For well over a decade now I have worked in the Java ecosystem, and in that time, though quite a number of Spring implementations, I have developed and led teams. And I’ve been teaching and writing about Spring all of the time of course.

Skip to toolbar