Dr. Maura O’Connor

This course examines the history of the British Empire from the settlements of the seventeenth century to the end of the empire in the second half of the twentieth century.

It focuses on how and why the empire grew so large by the end of the nineteenth century and what effects it had on societies and peoples across the globe, as well as what effect it had on the British themselves.

This course will be designed to fulfill the 4000-level requirements of the History Department meaning that it will guide students through an original research project that will utilize both primary and secondary sources and entail significant writing.