John Marciano, Empire as a way of life

Dr. John Marciano

Dr John Marciano is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, where he taught courses on social and historical foundations of education and class, gender and race.

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Contact Dr Marciano at: johnmarciano@mac.com

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Schedule

September 19:
Some historical context on empires and the U.S. Empire: Williams, Empire as a Way of Life (article)
October 17:
Racism and imperialism: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, The Grid of History: Cowboys and Indians
November 21:
Foster, Kipling, ‘the White Man's Burden,’ and U.S. Imperialism
December 19:
Williams, Empire as a Way of Life; Introduction. Chapters 1-5
January 16:
Williams, Empire as a Way of Life; Chapters 6-9
February 20:
U.S. imperialism in the Americas: Grandin, Empire's Workshop, Introduction through Chapter 3
March 20:
Grandin, Empire's Workshop, Chapters 4-6
April 17:
The Brutal Reality of U.S. imperialism: Parenti, Against Empire, Chapters 1-4
May 15:
Parenti, Against Empire, Chapters 5-8
June 19:
Summary reflections and a discussion of alternatives: Grandin, Empire's Workshop; Parenti, Against Empire, Chapter 11; Williams, Empire as a Way of Life, Conclusion