HIST 2760 The British Empire (HB) (HA-AS) (HNU) (HEU)
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:25-2:40
Professor Robert Travers
This course considers how a small northern European kingdom acquired and then governed a vast global empire. Beginning with the navigators, pirates and settlers of the Elizabethan era, and ending with the process of decolonization after World War Two, we will explore the diverse character and effects of British imperialism in the Americas, in Asia, in Africa, and the Pacific, and consider the legacies of the British empire in the contemporary world.