History and Graphic Novels – Syllabus

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Week 1: How Liberty and Oppression Went Hand in Hand, 1800-1839
Graphic Novel: Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom AND Abina

Week 2: When the World Broke: Cataclysmic and Connection, 1840-1869
Graphic Novel: The Communist Manifesto

Week 3: How a European Civil War Engulfed the World, 1870-1919
Graphic Novel: Boxers and Saints AND Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg

Week 4: Mania and Depression: The World Between the Wars, 1920-1930
Graphic Novel: The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

Week 5: World War II, 1931-1945
Graphic Novel: Maus AND Moi René Tardi, prisonnier de guerre au Stalag IIB (Tome 1)

Week 6: Polycentrism vs. Bipolarism: The Cold War and those Who Resisted It, 1945-1959
Graphic Novel: Laika

Week 7: Anti-Colonialism and Youth Uprising: 1960-1969
Graphic Novel: Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63 AND March AND Arab of the Future

Week 8: Economic Crisis and the Rise of Neoliberalism in the 1970s
Graphic Novel: Persepolis AND My Friend Dahmer AND Kampung Boy

Week 9: Francis Fukuyama Was Completely Wrong: The Collapse of Communism and How History Did NOT End, 1980-Today
Graphic Novel: Safe Area Goražde AND Sabrina