West and the World 2nd Primary Source Analysis
Historians must understand how events started and influenced history. Primary sources are our key to understanding the past, written by people who participated or observed events as they unfolded. Primary sources allow historians to make informed judgements and commentary about history. You must read the one of the four primary sources below, and answer the question in detail.
You should also consider looking at secondary sources to flesh your answer out- please use either Chicago Manual of Style (footnoting) OR MLA (in-text citations) to cite all of your secondary sources.
The paper should be 3 pages long, roughly 700-750 words. Do not write a paper that is 600 words or 1000 words and try to pass it off as though it meets the parameter of the assignment. Your paper must be Size 12 Times New Roman (black) font, double spaced, and stapled.
The Due Date of the Assignment is April 20 (in class).
(the primary source options are located on the 2nd page)
Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule (1933):
Why does Gandhi reject brute force and follow nonviolence/passive resistance?
The Willie-Nicky Telegrams (July-August 1914):
How does Kaiser Wilhelm II view Serbian, Austrian, and Russian actions in July-August 1914? And what role does Russia play in Germany’s moves towards war?
Erich von Falkenhayn’s The General Headquarters 1914-1916, and its Critical Decisions (1919):
Read Pages 209-228.
Why did Erich von Falkenhayn, the German Chief of the General Staff, decide to launch an offensive at Verdun on the Western Front in 1916?
Theodore Herzl, A Jewish State: An Attempt at a Modern Solution to the Jewish Question (1904):
Read pages 16-28, 97-102
Why does Theodor Herzl want Jews to leave Europe (and elsewhere)? And what is his long-term goal?