Provides a comparative perspective on the history of colonialism in various regions, including India, East Africa, and South Africa. Explores the political, social, and economic changes brought about by colonial rule. Discusses the international context for the emergence of Britain's second empire in the 19th century; the nature of early colonial expansion and consolidation; the re-invention of tradition in colonial societies, especially with regard to racial and ethnic identity, gender, religion, and caste; and expressions of resistance. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
(meets with 21H.958)