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Academic Year 2005/2006
Sophomore Seminar: Appeasement and the Origins of the Second World War
HIST 158 SP
In this study of Europe's crisis, 1933-1939, from Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany to the outbreak of the Second World War, attention will focus upon the reassertion of German power and its effects upon the
diplomacy and politics of Great Britain and France. Specific topics will include Hitler's aims and actions; critical events concerning the Rhineland, Spain, Czechoslovakia, and Poland; pacifism and the French Left;
Chamberlain and British conservatism; and the debate over the immediate origins of the war in 1939. Readings will include memoirs and contemporary diplomatic documents, newspapers and journals.
Gerhard Weinberg, THE FOREIGN POLICY OF HITLER'S GERMANY: STARTING WORLD WAR II, 1937-1939 A.J.P. Taylor, THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Telford Taylor, MUNICH: THE PRICE OF PEACE Martin Kitchen, EUROPE
BETWEEN THE WARS Graham Ross, THE
GREAT POWERS AND THE DECLINE OF THE EUROPEAN STATE SYSTEM, 1914-1945 Andreas Hillgruber, GERMANY AND THE TWO WORLD WARS Donald Cameron Watt, HOW WAR CAME: THE IMMEDIATE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Four short papers (5-6 pages) on a subject assigned by the instructor plus a major research paper.
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