21H.443 European Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries

As taught in: Spring 2006

A photograph of soldiers defending Lady Liberty.

Restoration and defense of British liberty in South Africa, 1900. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-78556 (b&w film copy neg.)])




Prof. David Ciarlo

Course Highlights

This course features sample writing assignments and a detailed reading list. This course also features archived syllabi from various semesters.

Course Description

From pineapples grown in Hawaii to English-speaking call centers outsourced to India, the legacy of the "Age of Imperialism" appears everywhere in our modern world. This class explores the history of European imperialism in its political, economic, and cultural dimensions from the 1840s through the 1960s.