The American Empire (HIH2179A)

30 credits

Was America an empire? Is it one today? What do we mean by ‘empire’? The module will provide an informed discussion about how the United States became a global power, how the United States has interacted with the larger world, and how other peoples have grappled with U.S. power since the late nineteenth century. You will investigate the historical controversies surrounding U.S. foreign relations, and consider its changing role from the late nineteenth century to today.