A survey of France from the French Revolution in 1789 to the Fifth Republic, 1958-Present, focusing on political, economic, social and cultural change. Topics will include the French Revolution and its impact, Napoleon, restoration and revolution, industrialization, the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune. For the 20th century the focus will be on the impact of the World Wars on French politics and society. Topics include inter-war and post-war reconstruction, France and Algeria, the 1968 revolt and race and gender in modern France.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.