Welcome to The Heritage of Imperialism. This course offers an examination of the thought, structure, operation and results of imperialism in human history generally, and in the 19th/21st centuries in particular.
We will use readings and films to examine European/American imperialism in the non-white areas of the world: the role of the Industrial Revolution; the imposition of Western European institutions on indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia, North/South America; colonialism; attempts by these people to reestablish autonomous sociological and cultural systems.
With a range of guest lecturers who are experts in their fields and a class field trip, this course is designed to help further your interdisciplinary academic analysis in general, and in African, African-American and Caribbean studies, specifically. In addition to required readings, there will also be writing exercises.
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Image Credits: 1.) Josef Lazarus. (1939). Englands Schuld [England’s Shame]. Retrieved from ArtStor. Source not in collection. 2.) Gillam, Victor, Other Creators: Sackett & Wilhelms (lithographers). (1898). “Hands Across the Sea.” John Bull – “Shake, and we will boss the whole world.” Retrieved from ArtStor. Source not in collection. 3.) Gillam, Victor, Other Creators: (1898). A Shower of Patriotism Covers Cuba. Retrieved from ArtStor. Source not in collection.