Middlebury

HIST 0254

British History: 1815-Present

British History 1815-Present
The spectacular rise and dramatic decline of Britain’s imperial and industrial power is the central theme of this course. The century after 1815 brought political and social reform and the apogee of middle class culture, but in 1914 the crucial problems of women's rights, labor against capital, and Irish nationalism remained unsolved. War, economic depression and the loss of empire followed. The Labour Party envisaged a welfare state and social contract for post-war Britain; the conservative response was free-market Thatcherism. Today, Britain continues to exemplify the promise and perils of what can be called modernity. 3 hrs. lect/disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2019

HIST0254A-S19 Lecture (Monod)

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)