Course Information

Harvard College/GSAS: 9910
Spring 2011-2012
Maya Jasanoff (History)
Meeting Time: Monday, Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am
Exam Group: 3
Less than a century ago the British Empire ruled a quarter of the world. This course surveys the extraordinary reign of the British Empire from the American Revolution to World War II. Course presents a narrative of key events and personalities, introduces major concepts in the study of British imperial history, and considers the empire's political and cultural legacies. Readings include works by Niall Ferguson, Linda Colley, Winston Churchill, and Mahatma Gandhi.