HST 560: British Empire

Spring 2021 (January-March and March-May, 2021): Online

In recent decades, diversified historical studies of the British Empire have enriched perspectives of the colonial past and how it affected both the colonizers and those who were colonized. We will focus on historical experiences between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, from King Philip’s War in colonial New England through Native American perspectives to the efforts of modern Black Londoners to develop an international, postcolonial identity. In our study of British Empire, we will become more deeply aware of the diverse people, lands, and non-human animals both transformed by and who affected imperialism around the globe.

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