HIST124SYL S2008 - THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Department...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Department of History Semester II, 2007-2008 History 124 British History since1688 Mr. Donnelly COURSE DESCRIPTION History 124 is the second half of a two-semester sequence surveying the history of England and the British empire. The course extends from the “Bloodless Revolution” of 1688 to the “Welfare State” and the collapse or abandonment of empire in the aftermath of World War II. History 124 is concerned with the transformation of England from a thinly settled, mainly rural, economically underdeveloped, and politically unstable nation in the late seventeenth century into a thickly peopled and heavily urbanized country renowned for political stability in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One major objective of the course will be to illuminate the process by which England achieved stable constitutional monarchy, based on a powerful elite of landed and monied families, and the ways in which this form of government peacefully evolved into a parliamentary democracy controlled by the masses. A second goal will be to explain how
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 124 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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