History 300: “Virtual” Course Packet

Although we are not asking you to purchase a bound version of the supplemental course reading materials, it is important that you understand where the readings you are assigned were originally published. For that reason, the course’s supplemental readings are posted here in the order assigned this semester. Click on the underlined text for a link to a PDF of the reading in question.

Steven Pinker, “Why the World Is More Peaceful,” Current History (Jan. 2012), 34-39 [click here]

Mark Mazower, Governing the World: The History of an Idea (New York: Penguin, 2012), 94-115 [click here]

William Glenn Gray, “What did the League Do, Exactly?” H-Diplo, June 2007 [click here]

Mark Mazower, “The Strange Triumph of Human Rights, 1933-1950,” The Historical Journal 47, 2 (2004): 379-398 [click here]

Francis J. Gavin, “Blasts from the Past: Proliferation Lessons from the 1960s,” International Security 29, 3 (Winter 2004/5): 100-135 [click here]

Nick Cullather, “Miracles of Modernization: The Green Revolution and the Apotheosis of Technology,” Diplomatic History 28, 2 (April 2004): 227-254 [click here]

"The Limits to Growth: A Report to the Club of Rome" (introduction) [click here]

Akira Iriye, Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World (Berkeley: University Press of California, 2002), 126-156 [click here]

Samantha Power, “Bystanders to Genocide,” Atlantic Monthly 288, 2 (September 2001): 84-108 [click here]

Patricia M. Wald, “Punishment of War Crimes by International Tribunals,” Social Research 69, 4 (Winter 2002): 1119-1134 [click here]

Gill Wigglesworth, “The End of Impunity? Lessons from Sierra Leone,” International Affairs 84, 4 (2008): 809-827 [click here]