HIST 229(F) (formerly 222) European Imperialism and Decolonization*

This course surveys European imperialism in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, paying special attention to important case studies such as British India, China and the Opium Wars, and the Scramble for Africa. Issues to be explored include imperialism and its relationship to Christianity, gender, racism, and economic profit. In the second half of the course, we will examine some of the most dramatic cases of decolonization, including Gandhi and Nehru's independence movement in India, Ho Chi Minh's victory at Dien Bien Phu, and the torturous struggle for independence in the Belgian Congo. Format: ?? Evaluation will be based on a midterm, a final exam, a 10-page research paper, and class participation. [Enrollment?] Group B