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HIST 4401 Early Modern British Expansion (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

During the Tudor and Stuart period (1485-1715), England set out to colonize the world, starting with Ireland and moving to North America and the Caribbean. In this course we will examine these colonial endeavors and attempt to answer several questions. Why did the English expand during this period? What were their primary motivations? How did they relate to the indigenous people? And most importantly, how did the conquest of Ireland relate to the simultaneous exploration and exploitation of the New World? Our sources will include primary accounts by English and Irish people as well as major historical scholarship.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Owen Stanwood

Prerequisites: History Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17