For Your Information

This section of the web site offers readings, images, and maps that can help students to further understand course assignments, but which are not required reading. In other words, the readings on this page are for your Information (FYI). Links from the five sections of the course come here, and are marked thus: Optional (FYI) Reading.

From Monday, February 12:


From Wednesday, February 28:

An Introduction to Marco Polo's Travels

From Wednesday, March 7:

Images Illustrating Expeditions

From Wednesday, March 21:

Images illustrating colonial history

From Monday, April 2

Illustrations of the Slave Trade

From Monday, April 9

The Development of Factories


Early forms of manufacturing


From Wednesday, April 11

West African Art 

From Monday, April 23

Image Gallery -- 20th Century

From Monday, April 16

Heads of State

From Wednesday, April 18

World War I

From Wednesday, April 25

The Indian National Movement

From Friday, April 27

Photographs of Gandhi

From Monday, April 30

Images of India and Selections on Modern India