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British North America, c. 1749-1880

British North America, 1759‐1867
British North America, 1759‐1867

This seminar focuses on the British colonies and territories of North America across of the long nineteenth century from roughly the founding of Halifax in 1749 to the late Victorian era. It is designed to introduce students interested in Canadian, British imperial, Atlantic, and settler-colonial history to the breadth and depth of the field and to a variety of approaches, methods, and research strategies. Topics may include the writing of colonialist histories, Atlantic and borderlands perspectives on the age of revolution, Indigenous dispossession and the emergence of neo-British settler societies, imperial and colonial governance, and the new social relations and institutional structures of an emerging capitalist and liberal order. One term seminar.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.