HIST 428

Modern Britain, 1714-Present

The study of the evolution of British society from the beginning of the 18th century to the present. Major political, economic, social, and cultural developments are covered including industrialization and the rise of the working class; the emergence of imperial Britain; the Irish Question; the rise of welfare state; and the role of decolonization, diversity, and devolution in the emergence of contemporary Britain as well as its place in a united Europe.