As a result of industrialism, transportation is easier and faster, and the world quickly becomes smaller. Waterways and a growing network of railroads link the frontier with the eastern cities. Large steamships carry goods and people from port to port. Railroads connect towns, providing faster transport for everyone. And because of this, soldiers are able to reach far reaching countries and claim them for their mother country, families are able to immigrate, and cultural traditions are spread throughout the world. The rise and spread of nationalism gives people a new sense of identity and also leads to an increased sense of competition among nation-states. These nations then compete for colonies across the world in Africa, Eastern Asia, and Southeast Asia by the end of the nineteenth century. As we study this time of great change, amazingly powerful monarchies, and new discoveries, we will study the values and ethics employed by leaders and it affected families around the world.
- Recommended for ages 13 and up
- Instructor: TTK Faculty
- Thursday, 12:45-1:45 PM
- 8 classes
- November 11, 18, December 2, 9, January 6, 13, 20, 27 (no class November 25, December 16, 23, 30)