In 19th century Europe, with nation building well under way, thoughts turned outward, toward empire. This week, we’re looking at how Europeans expanded into Africa, Asia, and Oceania during the 1800s. You’ll learn about China and the Opium War, British India, and the Scramble for Africa.
-Hunt, Lynn. Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s, 2019.
-Hunt, Nancy Rose. A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reveries in Colonial Congo. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
-Smith, Bonnie G. Modern Empires. A Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
-Streets-Salter, Heather, and Trevor R. Getz. Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
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