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HIST 5401 Senior Colloquium: Empires of the Atlantic World (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

During the early modern era England and France each built far-flung empires that stretched from Europe to the Americas and beyond. But while the British and French overseas empires grew up together, they developed in different ways. Among the topics covered: what imperialism and colonialism meant in an early modern context; how the English and French perceived the New World and its indigenous peoples; how domestic politics and religion influenced overseas expansion; how they attempted to make their empires profitable; and how the two empires interacted, especially in the eighteenth century, when Britain and France were almost constantly at war.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Owen Stanwood

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17