HST 3800 Georgian Britain, 1688-1820 (3 credits)
This course will explore the changes that rewrote Great Britain¿s political, social, and economics structure and transformed Britain from a country still recovering from a political coup in 1688 into the world¿s most powerful empire by the early nineteenth century. It will consider the political impact of the eighteenth and nineteenth century wars with France, the cultural influence of the Enlightenment and Romanticism, the economic consequences of industrialization, the social implications of imperialism, and the cultural ramifications of the anti-slavery movement. It will also explore Britain¿s reaction to the American Revolution, its role in the Napoleonic Wars, and the consolidation of a British national identity.
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