Colonialism and imperialism



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HIST 411/INTL 415 Dilek Barlas (SOS 232)

Spring 2004 Office Hours: Monday Wednesday: 17:00-18:00

Monday Wednesday: 15:30-16:45

COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM

Concentrating on the age of High Imperialism, this course analyzes the policies pursued by the European powers and the United States with regard to Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as indigenous movements in these continents, which reacted to these policies. It also includes theories of imperialism developed in the 20th century.


Course Requirements:

Grading will be as follows:

-Discussions: 30

Essay questions: 15

Participation: 15

-Mid-term exam: 35%

-Final exam: 35%

*** If you do not come to class more than 3 times, you will not get any points for discussion.

It is required that students do not miss the exams (in the case of illness, a valid medical excuse has to be submitted within 3 days of absence).
Academic Honesty:

Please refer to p. 41 of the general catalogue.


Readings: The reader includes the chapters of the following books and articles:

Jürgen Osterhammel, Colonialism. Princeton: M. Wiener, 1997.

Robert Aldrich, Greater France. NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

Timothy Parsons, the British Imperial Century, Lanham: Rowman&Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999.

P. J. Cain&A.G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688-2000. London: Longman, 2001.

Rosa Luxemburg, the Accumulation of Capital-An Anti-critique. NY: Monthly Review, 1972.

V. I. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Peking: Foreign Languages, 1975.

Michael Howard, the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

John Springhall, Decolonization since 1945, New York: Palgrave, 2001.

Ronaldo Munck, “Dependency and Imperialism in Latin America” and Samir Amin, “Capitalism, Imperialism, Globalization” in the Political Economy of Imperialism, Critical Appraisals by Ronald M. Chilcote, Boston: Kluwer, 1999.

Michael Hardt and Antonia Negri, Empire, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000

Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenous Life: Essays and Addresses. NY: The Century CO., 1905.

Frank Ninkovich, the United States and Imperialism, Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.

Michael T. Klare, “For Oil and Empire? Rethinking War with Iraq”, Current History, March 2003


Class Schedule:

Week I: February 16-18



Introduction

Jürgen Osterhammel, Colonialism, pp. 1-13 and 27-39


Week II: February 23-25

Overseas Expansionism: the French Example

Robert Aldrich, Greater France, pp. 122-163


Week III: March 1-3

French Colonies and Economic Interest

Robert Aldrich, Greater France, pp. 163-199


Week IV: March 8-10

Britain and Free Trade

P. J. Cain & A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism: Innovation and Expansion, pp. 62-103 and 205-216


Week V: March 15-17

British Domination in India and Indian Resistance

Timothy Parsons, the British Imperial Century, pp: 33-58

P. J. Cain & A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688-2000, pp: 275-302
Week VI: March 22-24 (Mid-term Exam)

Africa: Continent of “Expansion”

P. J. Cain & A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688-2000, pp: 303-339


Week VII: March 29-31

Experiments with Informal Influence

P. J. Cain & A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688-2000, pp: 340-380


Week VIII: April 5-7

Imperialist Rivalries

P. J. Cain & A. G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688-2000, pp: 383-396


Week IX: April 12-14

Early Theories on Imperialism

Rosa Luxemburg, the Accumulation of Capital-An Anti-critique, pp: 140-148

V.I. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, pp: 79-118
Week X: April 26-28

World War I: Was it an Imperialist War?

Michael Howard, the First World War, pp: 1-31


Week XI: May 3-5

Decolonization

John Springhall, Decolonization since 1945, pp: 18-30, 106-128 and 146-156.

Movie: Gandhi
Week XII: May 10-12

New Theories on Imperialism

Ronald M. Chilcote, the Political Economy of Imperialism, Critical Appraisals, pp: 141-167.

Michael Hardt and Antonia Negri, Empire, pp: 221-239.
Week XIII: May 17-19 (Holiday)

Neo-Imperialism

Theodore Roosevelt, the Strenous Life, pp. 172-179



Frank Ninkovich, the United States and Imperialism, pp: 9-41

Week XIV: May 24-26

New World Order or American Imperialism!


Michael T. Klare, “For Oil and Empire? Rethinking War with Iraq”, Current History, March 2003, pp: 129-135.


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