Britain, America, and the Global Order, 1846-1946 (HIH1402)

15 credits

In this module you will examine the rise and decline of the British Empire within the modern international system from the nineteenth century onward, and explore big questions like: How did Britain obtain and manage its global empire? How did it respond to imperial rivals and global economic crises? How and why did the American Empire come to replace it as the leader of the global economic order? This module will also give you the opportunity to consider how the historical experiences of the British Empire compare with today's chaotic and interconnected system of globalisation.