Students will explore imperialism from a variety of perspectives such as those of missionaries, indigenous peoples, women, merchants/business people, and government officials.
- 1750–1914: An Age of Revolutions, Industrialization, and Empires
Western European interactions with Africa and Asia shifted from limited regional contacts along the coast to greater influence and connections throughout these regions. Competing industrialized states sought to control and transport raw materials and create new markets across the world.
European industrialized states and Japan sought to play a dominant role in the world and to control natural resources for political, economic, and cultural reasons.