HIST 224 British Empire and Its Enemies

Spring, Fall

Major Requirement: Global/Comparative History

This course addresses some of the major developments of the British Empire from the early 1600s to the 1980s. Emphasis is on the changing nature of the empire, its role in Britain’s rise and fall as a world power, the influence of empire on Britain’s political, economic, and cultural development, and the imperial impact on Britain’s colonies and possessions. Attention is also directed at the many enemies that the empire created, both in Britain and in the colonies. The course concludes by examining aspects of post-colonialism in Britain and its former possessions. (Course offered in alternate years.)

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