HIST 321B: Britain 1914 – Present: Great War to Cool Britannia

Britain in 1914 was the wealthiest society in the world, with the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet this society was riven by class inequality and social and gender upheaval at home, while facing threats from overseas rivals and anticolonial agitation. In this course, we will explore how global war and economic upheaval produced cultural crisis and change; struggles over power and resources among different social groups; and changing understandings of government's responsibility for human welfare. We will also address impacts on the family and gender, as well as Britain's changing relations with the continent of Europe, its empire, and the wider world.

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