HIST 3050 Eighteenth-Century Britain (HB) (HA-AS)
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:25-2:40
Professor Rachel Weil
Whether watching a hanging at Tyburn, speculating on the newly invented stock market, chasing pirates or seeking suitable marriage partners at Bath, British men and women in the 18th century faced a world that had been dramatically remade by consumer capitalism, Enlightenment ideas, political revolution(s) and warfare on an unprecedented scale. This course considers the British experiences of religious persecution, crime, empire, sexuality and capitalism , and the impact of these on the modern world.