European History: Industrial Revolution to the Welfare State 1848-1963


Surveys the Continent's troubled history from the Victorian Age to the welfare state. After examining the demographic, agricultural, industrial and "industrious" revolutions and other features of nineteenth-century modernization, the course addresses the growth of liberalism and nationalism, various forms of imperialism, the, causes and consequences of both world wars, Communist and Fascist challenges, Weimar and Nazi Germany, the Great Depression and the accompanying crisis of capitalism, the Holocaust and the decline of old Europe, and Social Democratic transformation.  Requires one extended book review-essay and a final.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904


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