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Nineteenth Century Europe

This course covers the long nineteenth century (1789-1914), beginning with the French Revolution and its short and long-term political, social, economic, and cultural implications, including Napoleon.  Course materials focus on examining the key building blocks of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions and explaining their political, social, economic, and cultural impact; the emerging ideologies of the nineteenth century (conservatism, liberalism, socialism, and Marxism) and how these interacted through the Revolutions of the 1820s, 1830, and 1848; the development of modern nationalism and its implications for power shifts and state building within Europe; the goals, methods, and justifications for European imperialism and its impact both on mother countries and colonies; and the shifts in gender roles, societal organization, and government control of their implications.

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Course Number:
HIST 318
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