LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE



Prof. David Campion




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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

FALL 2013

Week I Sep 3-5Introduction: Britain and the Empire in 1900
Week II Sep 10-13 The British Disease: Economics and Culture in Modern Britain
Week III Sep 17-19 Life in London: Social Change and Cosmopolitanism in Urban Britain
Week IV Sep 24-26 Their Finest Hour: World War II in British History
Week V Oct 1-3 You Never had it so Good! The Best and Worst of Postwar Britain
Week VI Oct 8-10 Slow Fade: Decolonization and Dismantling the British Empire
Week VII Oct 15-17 Dismantling the British Empire (continued)
Week VIII Oct 22-24 Individual Meetings
Week IX Oct 29-31 Individual Research
Week X Nov 5-7 Primary Source Presentation
Week XI Nov 12-14 Primary Source Presentation
Week XII Nov 19-21 Peer Review
Week XIII Nov 26-28 Peer Review
Week XIV Dec 3-5 Writing and Editing
Week XV Dec 10 Conclusion



Week I: Introduction
Sep 3: Introduction to the course and participants
Sep 5: Lecture: Britain and the British Empire in 1900


Reading:
Jon Lawrence, "Paternalism, Class, and the British Path to Modernity" in Gunn & Vernon (eds.), The Peculiarities of Liberal Modernity in Imperial Britain
Ronald Hyam, "The British Empire in the Edwardian Era" in Oxford History of the British Empire: Vol. IV
Laura Mayhall, "Defining Militancy: Radical Protest, the Constitutional Idiom, and Women's Suffrage in Britain, 1908-1909," Journal of British Studies, 39:3 (2000) [JSTOR]
Morgan, "The First World War" in Twentieth-century Britain




Week II: The British Disease: Economics and Culture in Modern Britain
Sep 10: Discussion: Wiener, Tomlinson
Sep 13: Discussion: Wiener, Tomlinson


Reading:
Wiener, English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit
Jim Tomlinson, "A Decline of the Empire and the Economic 'Decline' of Britain," Twentieth-Century British History (17:2) 2006
Morgan, "The Twenties" in Twentieth-century Britain




Week III: Life in London: Social Change and Cosmopolitanism in Urban Britain
Sep 17: Discussion: Walkowitz, Lammer
Sep 19: Discussion: Walkowitz, Lammer


Reading:
Walkowitz, Nights Out
Benjamin Lammers, "The Birth of the East Ender: Neighborhood and Local Identity in Interwar East London," Journal of Social History, 39:2 (2005) [JSTOR]
Morgan, "The Thirties" in Twentieth-century Britain




Week IV: Their Finest Hour: World War II in British History
Sep 24: Discussion: Hinton, Reynolds
Sep 26: Discussion: Hinton, Reynolds


Reading:
Hinton, Nine Wartime Lives
David Reynolds, "The Churchill Government and Black American Troops in Britain in World War II," Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th Series, v.35 (1985) [JSTOR]
Morgan, "The Second World War" in Twentieth-century Britain

Documents:
Winston Churchill, "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat"; "Their Finest Hour" (1940)

Archive:
Mass Observation (University of Sussex)




Week V: You Never had it so Good! The Best and Worst of Postwar Britain
Oct 1: Discussion: Wilson, Davis
Oct 3: Discussion: Burgess


Reading:
Dolly Wilson, "A New Look at the Affluent Worker: The Good Working Mother in Postwar Britain," Twentieth-Century British History, 17:2 (2006)
John Davis, "The London Drug Scene and the Making of Drug Policy, 1965-73," Twentieth-Century British History, 17:1 (2006)
Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
Morgan, "The Post-war World" and "From the Seventies to the Nineties" in Twentieth-century Britain

Document:
"Festival of Britain" [documentary] (1951)




Week VI: Slow Fade: Decolonization and Dismantling the British Empire
Oct 8: Discussion: Kwarteng, Darwin
Oct 10: FALL BREAK (NO CLASS)


Reading:
Kwarteng, Ghosts of Empire, 11-141
John Darwin, "Imperialism in Decline? Tendencies in Imperial Policy between the Wars," The Historical Journal, 23:3 (1980) [JSTOR]

Document:
Harold Macmillan, "The Wind of Change" (1960)




Week VII: Dismantling the British Empire (continued)
Oct 15: Discussion: Kwarteng, Howe
Oct 17: Discussion: Kwarteng


Reading:
Kwarteng, Ghosts of Empire, 145-208, 273-397
Stephen Howe, "Internal Decolonization? British Politics since Thatcher as Post-colonial Trauma," Twentieth-Century British History, 14:3 (2003)
Morgan, "Towards the Millennium" in Twentieth-century Britain

THESIS PROPOSAL AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE OCT 17




Week VIII: Individual Meetings
Oct 22: Individual meetings during class period to discuss topic
Oct 24: Individual meetings during class period to discuss topic




Week IX: Research
Oct 29: No class meeting, individual research
Oct 31: No class meeting, individual research

DETAILED THESIS OUTLINE DUE OCT 31




Week X: Primary Sources
Nov 5: Presentation of primary sources, Group I
Nov 7: Presentation of primary sources, Group II

SPECIAL EVENT: Annual Meeting
North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS)
Friday, Nov 8-Sunday, Nov 10; Benson Hotel, Portland




Week XI: Primary Sources
Nov 12: Presentation of primary sources, Group III
Nov 14: Meeting to distribute thesis drafts for peer review

THESIS DRAFT DUE IN CLASS NOV 14




Week XII: Peer Review
Nov 19: Peer review of thesis drafts, Group I
Nov 21: Peer review of thesis drafts, Group II




Week XIII: Peer Review
Nov 26: Peer review of thesis drafts, Group III
Nov 28: THANKSGIVING (NO CLASS)




Week XIV: Writing and Editing
Dec 3: No class meeting (optional meeting with instructor)
Dec 5: No class meeting (optional meeting with instructor)




Week XV: Conclusion
Dec 10: Final discussion
Dec 11: Poster session (Watzek Library, 4:30 PM)

FINAL THESIS DUE BY 5PM THURSDAY DEC 12




The British Empire and Commonwealth in 1937

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Updated: August 2014