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America and Europe from Colonization to Coca-colonization: 1492 to the Present - MHIS305

This unit explores the social, political and cultural interactions between Europeans and Americans, beginning with European exploration of the Americas but concentrating mainly on the twentieth century. Building on other 200- and 300-level American and European history units, it examines the points at which the histories of Americans and Europeans overlapped and asks: what did the idea of America mean to Europeans, how did they understand it, and vice versa? How did political, military and economic alliances and power relations shift between Americans and Europeans? Topics include: colonization and decolonization; European travel, immigration, race and changing ideas of 'whiteness'; Americans in interwar Europe; and historiographical debates about 'Americanisation'.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Dr Hsu-Ming Teo

39cp at 100 level or above or (6cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units at 200 level including 3cp in HIST or MHIS units) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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