HIST 2843 Total War (Spring: 3 )
Much has been made of the turn to "total war" in the twentieth century, beginning with the mechanization and massive death rates of the First World War. But what defines total war, and is it really a twentieth century - or even a modern - phenomenon? This discussion-focused course examines the definition of total war, and will use cases including the U.S. Civil War and the wars of 1914-1945, as well as less well-known pre-modern examples, such as the Thirty Years' War, and Western colonial warfare in places such as South West Africa, Tasmania, and the Philippines.
Instructor(s): Shannon Monaghan
Last Updated: 02-Jun-15