The first midterm exam is a final written response to Mark Davis’s Late Victorian Holocausts. In a short essay of 1,200 words you should address the following:
1. Using at least three specific examples from the book, citing the location of your examples, illustrate how the intersection of environmental catastrophe, colonial policies, and a global economy dramatically changed cultures and began a legacy of marginalization in one or more of the regions we’ve studied (Africa, China, India, South America, etc.).
2. Describe in detail how reading Late Victorian Holocausts has changed or otherwise influenced the way you perceive a specific cultural process, political agenda, or ecological shift in the contemporary local, national, or global world.
3. Your response should form an integrated, coherent narrative. Use your daily reading notes, but don’t just copy/paste.