HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 003 Sport, War, and Control: Men in the British Empire 1870-1919
Term: FA 2008
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History concentration. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In the last decades of Queen Victoria’s reign, the British Empire entered a period of rapid expansion. By 1919, its territories covered a quarter of the world’s landmass, and the (already) old cliché that the “sun never set on the British Empire” was made true for the first time. During this period of exploration and violent conquest, ideas about masculinity were central to the depiction and justification of the empire. Wars and politics were treated like a Great Game, men were judged by how sporting they were, and the image of a British man, dressed in an impeccable suit and taking his tea in the African wilderness, came to epitomize ideas of control - both of oneself and of others.

Using novels, plays, images, and recent historical scholarship, this course will explore what Britons thought of as manly in this period and how those ideas shaped the practice and experience of imperialism. What was so important about cricket? Why did the British consider Sikhs to be great warriors? How did these ideas about masculinity affect the portrayal and treatment of foreigners, women, and men of the lower classes? And how did all of this come to play in World War I?

During this course, students will be expected to complete several formal and informal writing assignments, including three drafts of a 12 to 15 page paper. No previous knowledge of history or the British Empire is necessary.

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
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Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 195 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
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