HIST 340
Anticolonial Europe: A History of Transnational Solidarity Fall 2022
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
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This seminar examines the history and paradoxes of European anticolonialism from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1970s. By following the anticolonial networks that developed in four European cities — Paris, London, Berlin, and Moscow, it interrogates how political activists — from both the Global South and North — collaborated to establish a more racially egalitarian world order. It evaluates how events such as the First World War and the formation of the UN transformed their collective political projects. Finally, it investigates the multiple intellectual and political traditions which activists drew upon to contest Europe’s racialized hegemony. Students can expect to gain an introduction to the 20th century’s European-based anticolonial movements, as well as methods of transnational and global history.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 2000
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class participation, one 5-7-page historiographical essay, and one 10-12-page research paper
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: History majors, seniors, and then juniors
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
DPE Notes: This course investigates the legacies of Europe's racialized hegemony. Students learn about how anticolonial activists in the twentieth century navigated questions of class, race, and national identity. Additionally, they learn how historians have used different historical methodologies to write the history of anticolonialism more inclusively.
Attributes: HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia

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