HIST 2259

HIST 2259

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London grew fast in the 18th century. Along with more coffee-houses, newspapers, operas, abandoned children, fashion choices, immigrants, slaves, diseases, debtors' prisons and crime came a sense of utopian possibility and a fear of social dissolution. What was the experience of rapid social change like, what solutions were proposed to meet a perceived crisis, and what do our present-day ideas about the threats and possibilities of large, diverse cities owe to the 18th century? We will use fiction, diaries, criminal trials, and proposals for the betterment of society to explore how urban change was represented and experienced.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS)
Course Subfield (HEU)

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17513 HIST 2259   SEM 101

    • MW White Hall 114
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Weil, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person