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HIST0254

British History: 1815-1979

British History: 1815-1979
The spectacular rise and dramatic decline of Britain as an imperial and industrial power is the central theme of this course. The century after 1815 was an age of political and social reform and the apogee of middle class culture. But in 1914 the crucial problems of women's rights, of labor against capital, and of Irish nationalism remained unsolved. War and economic depression followed. The Labour Party tried, and failed, to create a social democracy out of post-war Britain. Today, empire gone and industry spent, Britain continues to provide both warning and example to the rest of the world.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2010

HIST0254A-S10 Lecture (Monod)
HIST0254Y-S10 Discussion (Monod)
HIST0254Z-S10 Discussion (Monod)

Spring 2005

HIST0254A-S05 Lecture (Monod)
HIST0254Y-S05 Discussion (Monod)
HIST0254Z-S05 Discussion (Monod)