History 369 (101) Europe 1900-1950
This course covers one of the most turbulent eras in European history, from the beginning of the 20th century to the start of the cold war. Its overarching focus is on Europe’s transformation from the center of imperialist world power at the turn of the 19th century to the nadir of a shattered continent following two world wars. The course concludes with an assessment of Europe’s emergence from the ashes of defeat in the Second World War, and its centrality to developments in the early cold war. It addresses social and cultural movements, economic changes, and political struggles.