A Global History of the 1930s, Part 1 Optimism and Crash, 1929-35

Alan Sennett

[10 weeks]

This course adopts an international history approach to the “devil’s decade” of the 1930s.  Part 1 [Autumn term 2021] considers the aftermath of war through to depression in the early 1930s.  Topics will include a look at the hopes for achieving world peace through the League of Nations, the onset of global economic crisis, the Soviet experiment, and its impact, the coming of Fascism in Europe and Asia, anti-colonial nationalist movements, cultural modernism, democratic institutions, and challenges to them.   We will consider ways of exploring the events and processes adopted by many modern historians who contest the familiar Western-centric narrative.  By taking the themes of gender, class, and race as categories of analysis, we will consider the role of women’s struggles, the emergence of political and cultural internationalism and the interconnectedness of historical developments in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Day:  Tuesdays         Time: 10.00-12.00

10 weeks, starting  28 September to 09 December 2021,
a half-term break at 2 November 2021


Price for individual lecture

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£5 8 24

Price for the Series: 

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£50 8 24

Please contact:
Alan Sennett, New Address:  136 Gawsworth Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UQ
Tel: 01625 665031 or 07812 772 682

What to do if you are interested

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 Payment either by BACs

Alan Sennett – Royal Bank of Scotland, Account No.  13434265, Sort Code:   16 – 25 – 14

Or by cheque (Alan Sennett)
To:136 Gawsworth Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UQ


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