Daily Archives: October 5, 2010

KeyTerms (Americas)

Key Terms for the 3rd unit and the study of Explosion in a Cathedral (orig. titled El Siglo de Las Luces or, literally The Century of the Lights):

the Enlightenment

revolution

Terror

freemasonry

Jacobin

guillotine, printing press, canon

lo real maravilloso (“the marvelous real”)

allegory

criollo (creole)

creolization

peninsular

entrepôt

the 16th Pluviose of the Year Two

And, as a supplement to our discussions on the Era of Independence:

Bolivar’s Letter from Jamaica

Two Tests, No Grades

Maybe you’ve seen this one before. It’s a political identity test from The Political Compass, which is based in part on Theodor Adorno’s Authoritarian Personality test. Not an adequate measure, of course, but it might give you insight into where you stand in relation to others.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/index

The next is about white people. There are no right answers.

Who is White?