Robert Brennan’s Website for Cape Fear Community College

 

Welcome.  This is the website for those students currently enrolled in any of my Western Civilization II Internet Courses at Cape Fear Community College.  This website will provide copies of original sources texts which will be used in the completion of the four written assignments for the course.

 

* HIS 122 Western Civilization Internet (IN) – From 1550 to the Present

 

* Written Assignment Primary Source Documents

 

* Written Assignment #1 – Culture Clash

            - The Columbus letter “Concerning the Islands Recently Discovered in the Indian Sea”

            - Hernan Cortes from “Second Letter to Charles V, 1520”

 

* Written Assignment #2 – Scientific Revolution

            - Life of Giordano Bruno

            - Ptolemaic Conception of the Universe

            - Nicolas Copernicus – “On the Revolutions of The Heavenly Sphere”

            - Cardinal Bellermine – letter to Foscarini

            - Galileo Galilei – Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany

 

* Written Assignment #3

            - Friedrich von BernhardiGermany and the Next War” [Perry, Sources of the Western Tradition]

            - Roland Doregeles “That Fabulous Day” [Perry, Sources of the Western Tradition]

            - Stefan Zweig “That Rushing Feeling of Fraternity” [Perry, Sources of the Western Tradition]

            - Philip Scheidemann “The Hour We Yearned For” [Perry, Sources of the Western Tradition]

            - Wilfred Owen “Disabled

            - Wilfred Owen “Dulce et Decorum Est

            - “Green Fields of France

 

* Written Assignment #4

            - “The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb” – Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War

            - Memoirs of General H.H. Arnold, Commander of the American Army Air Force

            - Yalta Agreement concerning Japan

            - Recollections of Dwight D. Eisenhower

            - Winston Churchill’s comments on the Atomic Bomb

            - Leo Szilard’s recollection comments on the Atomic Bomb

            - Robert J. Oppenheimer’s thoughts on the Atomic Bomb

            - Harry S. Truman, radio address after dropping of Atomic Bombs

 

 

 

* Project Information

   - Historical Term Paper information

 

 

 

 

 

* If you need to contact me, my email address is: bbrennan@cfcc.edu