Course Work

After reading Richard Bulliet et al., The Earth and Its Peoples, Part Five Introduction, Chapters 16 & 17, and one of the web enrichments below

Please answer one of the following sets of questions:

How do important details of the life of Galileo exemplify key issues and themes in the textbook reading on early-modern Europe? What aspect of Galileo’s life did you find most interesting and why?

How does Equiano’s autobiography enhance your understanding of the slave trade described in the textbook? What else would you like to know from Equiano?

Your initial response should be about 500 words, which is plenty of space to articulate a thesis and substantiate it with direct evidence from the readings.