Fordham’s Internet History Sourcebook


This week we are discussing revolutions. We have been discussing or your readings for the last week have been  hinting at revolutions.

For this forum you will visit Fordham’s Internet History Sourcebook. A place where you can find primary sources.

It is located here at this website

If you cannot open the site via the forum here, you will need to copy and paste the link into a new window, I have also put the link on the side tool bar.

You will go down to the section called “The Transformation of the West Scientific, Political, and Industrial Revolution” and “The 19th Century and Western Hegemony”

The topics you are to choose from are below – Please stay within this subject area for this week.

Scientific Revolution


American Revolution

French Revolution

Industrial Revolution

1848 Revolutions

Once you have looked around and found your source, you are now ready to discuss it. Some of these primary sources are short but it is your responsibility to do some outside research.

The assignment for this discussion forum –

Choose a primary source – make sure the title and the links are at the beginning of your discussion so your peers can access your source.

Discuss the source, what is the author implying or saying? What was going on at the time for the primary source? Give any other pertinent information dealing with your source.

You do need a bibliography – minimum of two sources (this includes primary source).