Unit 8: Nationalism
Victor Emmanuel Monument in Rome. King Vittorio
Emanuele II aka Victor Emmanuel (1820-1878), King of Piedmont, Savoy
and Sardinia, became
the first king of unified Italy in 1861 after the first phase of the
Italian Risorgimento (reunification) was completed. The Italians
would soon find out that it was easier to put together the country of
Italy than it was to create the nation of Italy because of the enormous
regional differences from north to south. This monument (the
Altare della Patria, "Altar of the Nation") was constructed of white
marble between 1895 and 1911--not the greatest photo, but then again
its not the greatest monument.
must do in this unit
What you can do in this unit
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
- Listen to some further information about this unit
as a mp3 file. You can also read the information as
a txt file.
- Read my notes on the Dreyfus Affair, which rocked France at the turn of the century.
- I have available the lecture notes of Professor Thomas Hammond, one of my advisors at the University of Virginia, on Bismarck
(*.pdf file). These notes will give you not only a brief summary
of Bismarck's diplomacy, but also give you an idea of what a
professor's lecture notes look like.
- Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 21. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
- For a maximum of 50 points extra credit, in a one-page paper, compare and contrast
German and Italian unification process. Please cite your sources.
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, explain the
historical significance of Giuseppe Garibaldi in a long paragraph. Why is there no movie about him yet?
- For a maximum of 10 points extra credit, answer the Bismarck
- For extra credit, please suggest a
relevant website for this unit of the course. Send the title of the site, the url and a
brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to
the material being studied this unit.