RTTP Module 7: Alternative Visions

**NOTE: this module is part of the RTTP (Reacting to the Past) sequence**

Overview: Inspired by ideas from the Enlightenment, Revolutions in Europe and the Americas, and rethinking of colonial relationships various groups attempted to renegotiate their political positions in the nineteenth century. From the Native Americans Ghost Dancers in North America, Karl Marx in Europe, and Shaka in Africa to the Taiping Rebellion in China, these movements inspired many to rethink their roles in a society dominated by capitalism, colonialism, and class. This module explores these movements and their lasting legacies for world history.

Objectives: After completing Module 7, you will be able to:

  1. Contextualize challenges to the 19th-century world order.
  2. Understand the changing roles of subjects & citizens in the 19th century.
  3. Evaluate the long-term impact of these movements on global, national, and local governance.


Section 1: Alternative Visions

  1. Read Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Chapter 16.
  2. Choose one group featured in the chapter and create a Sway. Your Sway should give the name, purpose, location, active years, and outcomes of the movement. Include at least one primary source in your Sway (the primary source can be from the textbook or Study Space). Cite all information using Chicago Style references. Refer to the Sway rubric for guidance. Be sure to post a PDF of your Sway on Blackboard.
  3. Go to the class discussion board and share you Sway. Comment on the some of the similarities between these groups in 2-3 sentences.

Congratulations! You completed Module 7.

Go to Module 8